||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 101 (Oct)
||Court of Justice of the European Communities
Judges Rodriguez Iglesias (President), Jann, Macken, Colneric and von Bahr (Presidents of Chambers), Gulmann, Edward, La Pergola, Puissochet (Rapporteur), Sevon, Wathelet, Skouris and Cunha Rodrigues
||9 October 2001
European Communities - Directives - Legal basis of directive - Legal protection of biotechnological inventions - Council directive providing for regulation of patents for biotechnological inventions - Whether directive lawful - Council Directive (EC) 98/44/EC.
The court rejected an application for annulment of Council Directive (EC) 98-44-EC on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions; it was not contrary to the principle of legal certainty; it did not breach international law; it did not breach the fundamental right to respect for human dignity; nor did it breach procedural rules in the adoption of the commission's proposal.
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