(Chicago, IL) September 16, 2003 - Rakesh Amin, principal at the law firm of Weaver & Amin in Chicago, continued his international seminar appearances with his presentation: Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods: United States FDA, FTC and Customs Regulatory Landscape, at the Canadian Health Food Association Natural Health Products New Regulations Seminar in Toronto, Canada, on September 15.
Amin provided information on the regulatory frameworks for functional foods and dietary supplement products in the U.S and analyzed and compared the U.S. regulations with the new Canadian regulations relating to natural health products that go into effect on January 1, 2004. The issues Amin discussed assisted companies in taking advantage of key marketing opportunities and avoiding regulatory pitfalls, as well as helping formulate an informed regulatory compliance strategy. Amin also reviewed the new Bioterrorism Bill requirements such as mandatory FDA registration of food facilities and prior notice of imported food shipments.
Amin also spoke at Natural Products Expo East in Washington, D.C. on September 6. The presentation topic was: Patent, Copyright, Trademark, Comparative Advertising and Trade Secret Issues Affecting the FDA-Regulated Industry.
Amin, a founding partner of Weaver & Amin, is an expert in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) state and federal regulatory and litigation issues. He provides legal counsel regarding food, drug, cosmetic, biotechnology research and development, medical devices, product approval process, good manufacturing practices, labeling, health claims, advertising and inspection matters. He also works with companies in the areas of
intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, comparative advertising, trade secrets, licensing, contracts and business litigation matters.
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