Food & Drink

Nutraceuticals and IP – increasing your product’s longevity

Over recent years, there has been a rise within the food and drink industry in healthy alternatives, as consumers become more conscious of their diet, and more wary of what goes in to their food and drink. Health and longevity are becoming of increasing consumer concern, and associated governmental regulation...

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Is trouble brewing for craft beer brands?

Craft beer is, quite frankly, booming.  The last few years have seen a huge rise in the number of breweries on both sides of the Atlantic – over 24% more in the US over the last year1 and 65% more in the UK over the past five years2.  And there’s...

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When imitation isn’t the sincerest form of flattery…

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Or so the old adage goes.  But try telling that to a manufacturer whose product has just been ripped off.  It’s the ultimate irony – just as your product is gaining traction and recognition in the market place, a new front opens up...

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How to make sure your next export 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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Stop seeing double: how the alcohol industry is using IP to beat the counterfeiters

According to The Food Crime Annual Strategic Assessment[1], published recently by the Food Standard Agency’s National Food Crime Unit, piracy could account for more than one billion pounds of annual UK food and drink trade. Different businesses benefit from usage of different anti-counterfeiting measures. These can present opportunities in terms...

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