Food & Drink

Wisdom of the crowd: how to make sure IP doesn’t derail your crowdfunding efforts

Startups raising hundreds of thousands – even millions – of pounds via Kickstarter may be rarer than it once was, but crowdfunding remains a popular method of fundraising. There are a myriad of options, whether you go down the equity crowdfunding route offered by the likes of Seedrs, CrowdCube, and...

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Brand Value? Sweet like chocolate

In March this year, the New England Confectionery Company, one of America’s oldest and most treasured candy manufacturers, found itself threatened with closure. In response, thousands of fans rushed to hoard boxes of Necco Wafers and Sweethearts, fearing the worst for their potentially endangered candy favourites. One wholesale website saw...

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Trade Marks: Protect your brand from day one

When it comes to starting out and building your name, there’s some do’s and some don’ts that should be at the top of your agenda. Do run clearance searches before you commit to a new beer name or new markets – ideally a full search in your home/most important markets,...

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Food inspection technology

It is more important than ever for food and drink companies to think carefully about the protocols put in place for ensuring quality control. Fortunately, the rapid pace of innovation in the field of food inspection technology is allowing food and drink manufacturers to combat this risk by installing systems...

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How to make sure your next export to the Middle East creates reward not risk

Exporting to new markets offers clear opportunities to grow your business. There’s the potential to raise the visibility and value of your brand and, crucially, to increase market share, customer base and profit. All at a time when the economy at home is dealing with the uncertainty of Brexit. Indeed...

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