(1997; 41 pages)
1. General introduction
The present guidelines on the use of INNs are intended as a general explanation of the INN selection process. They have been developed for drug regulatory authorities for use in the marketing authorization/ registration of products, drug manufacturers who are requesting new INNs and those using INNs, patent authorities/offices, trade-mark attorneys and trade-mark specialists, scientists, teachers, health professionals, as well as any person interested in nomenclature.