U.S. District Court Rules That Market-Wise Enterprises, Ltd. Maintains Exclusive Canadian Distribution Rights To Cran-Max(R) Cranberry and Bio-Shield(R) Products

Toronto, ON, October 2, 2003—Market-Wise Enterprises, Ltd. of Milton, Ontario has announced that as a result of a recent U.S. District Court decision in Boston, Massachusetts it has preserved exclusive Canadian distribution and marketing rights to Cran-Max®, the only cranberry supplement that is clinically proven to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). The District Court’s decision also upheld Market-Wise’s sole Canadian rights to the entire Bio-Shield® product line produced by Cape Cod Biolab Corporation of Buzzard’s Bay, Massachusetts.

“The ruling will eliminate confusion in the Canadian marketplace and will enable Market-Wise to continue expanding the market for these scientifically proven, health-promoting products,” said Market-Wise’s president Stephen Lukawski.

“Cran-Max® cranberry is becoming the leading worldwide branded cranberry product, using 34 pounds of cranberries to produce one pound of Cran-Max®,” added Lukawski. “It is 100 per cent natural and is the only dietary supplement proven in clinical trials to be effective as a preventative against urinary tract infections. At least eight out of ten or 80 per cent of the female population experiences such an infection in a lifetime. At least 20 per cent of North American women experiences UTIs each year—that’s some 40 million women annually. UTIs are the second most prevalent cause of work-day loss next to the common cold and flu.”

“We started out creating a market for Cran-Max® cranberry and investing in its distribution when there were no sales whatsoever in Canada,” commented Lukawski. “I am pleased that the court in Boston has upheld Market-Wise’s exclusive rights to market, sell and distribute Cran-Max® cranberry and the other Bio-Shield® products in Canada, and look forward to bringing the proven health benefits of these products to the Canadian public.”

About Market-Wise Enterprises, Ltd.
Since 1994 Market-Wise has served as Corporate Advisors to the Nutraceutical Industry involved in Strategic Planning, Product Development and Research and Marketing. It is the exclusive Canadian marketer of CRAN-MAX® and the BIO-SHIELD® product line of proprietary infused fruit powders including such products as BLUE-MAX® (blueberry-based), BIL-MAX® (bilberry-based); SAW-MAX® (saw palmetto-based); ELDER-MAX® (elderberry-based); and EYE-MAX® (a special formula containing blueberry, bilberry and lutein ingredients).

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