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Pertaining to the subject alone, not including, admitting, or pertaining to any others. Sole. Shutting out; debarring from interference or participation; vested in one person alone. Apart from all others, without the admission of others to participation.

For example, if a court has been granted exclusive jurisdiction over cases relating to a particular subject matter, no other court is able to entertain cases concerning that particular subject.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

EXCLUSIVE, rights. Debarring one from participating in a thing. An exclusive right or privilege, is one granted to a person to do a thing, and forbidding all others to do the same. A patent right or copyright, are of this kind.

EXCLUSIVE, computation of time. Shut out; not included. As when an act is to be done within a certain time, as ten days from a particular time, one day is to be included and the other excluded. Vide Hob. 139; Cowp. 714; Lofft, 276; Dougl. 463; 2 Mod. 280; Sav. 124; 3 ]Penna. Rep. 200; 1 Serg. & Rawle, 43; 3 B. & A. 581; Com. Dig. Temps, A; 3 East, 407; Com. Dig. Estates, G 8; 2 Chit. Pr. 69, 147.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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marketing exclusivity: orphan drug exclusivity and pediatric
But what about instances where a new drug developed to treat a rare disease or condition was deemed the "same" as an existing drug with exclusivity but not "orphan" status?
Predictably, the TPP is expected to face a tough battle in Congress, with exclusivity for biologic drugs a key concern for many lawmakers.
Fans have also not kept quiet about their discontent with Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix's decision to make the title into an Xbox One exclusive game, even before the recently announced timed exclusivity was explained.
The exclusivity agreement is available with all of the ongoing search engine optimization packages that NetGain offers and they are specific to individual industries.
Extended by the Cabinet for 12 years earlier this month, MEA's exclusivity effectively forbids any other airline from registering as a Lebanon-based commercial carrier.
Here's another easy possibility, an invitation that implicitly specifies exclusivity. So, "Will you honor us by allowing us to include you on our Board of Advisors?
Under provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Act, the first generic drug applicant to file with the Food and Drug Administration gets 180 days of exclusivity after entry before other generic manufacturers may enter the market--a sort of "mini patent period" for the first generic.
The current data exclusivity period of six-plus-two-years was implemented in October 2006 by the federal government after considerable lobbying from brand-name drug companies and the United States Trade Representative, which requested that Canada strengthen data exclusivity provisions.
Important issues such as the approval pathway for generic biologics and data exclusivity for branded biologics are now better defined.
Section II introduces the hypothesis, according to which RPM may be used as a rentshifting mechanism in return for retail-level exclusivity intended to forestall competition at the upstream level.