Judge Lifts Restraining Order On AstraZeneca Generic In Philippines

Law360 (April 19, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Filipino court has handed local drug maker United Laboratories Inc. a legal win in its patent battle with U.K.-Swedish drug giant AstraZeneca over a hypertension drug.

On Friday, the Manila-based Parañaque Regional Trial Court lifted a temporary restraining order issued against Unilab, allowing it to continue importing, promoting, distributing, marketing and selling Versant-XR in the Philippines.

The restraining order was granted after AstraZeneca filed a complaint against Unilab for allegedly violating patent laws when it started to sell last February felodipine as Versant-XR.

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