Food & Drink

Protein production, recovery and processing in food manufacture – leveraging patent rights and information from patents

Abstract The imperative to produce protein-containing nutritional foods and animal fodder to ensure food security in a sustainable manner is driving innovation, and investment in R&D. In the box of tools that companies can use to enable a return on their investment, are intellectual property rights (IPRs), including patents, trade...

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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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