Intellectual Property Advice for the Food and Drink Technology Sector

Food Technology represents the largest sector of manufacturing in the UK, employing more than 400,000 people, accounting for 16% of the total manufacturing workforce. The UK also boasts an impressive record in innovation in food and drink with R&D expenditure accounting for more than £1 billion per year.

Members of our Chemical and Engineering teams have significant experience in working with the Food and Drink industries, including Ben Appleton, a former in-house patent attorney of Cadbury and Kraft Foods. We act for a number of global food brands as well as ingredient suppliers and smaller food manufacturing companies.

Food Technology encompasses a surprisingly wide range of technical disciplines, from fat, carbohydrate and protein chemistry; extrusion, moulding and forming technologies; through to synthetic organic chemistry and sports nutrition. We have advised on many different IP matters relating to food and drink technologies, from chewing gum and chocolate manufacturing processes, to synthetic ingredients and coffee foaming technologies. We have also advised food clients in successful patent litigation actions in the UK, France, the US and Australia.

With members of the team having extensive in-house experience in the food and drink sector, not only are we very experienced in all patent matters faced by the food and drink sector, but we also have extensive commercial knowledge and insights into sector trends and needs.

To find out how we can help your business make the most from your intellectual property please click here and contact us today.

Our sector specialists include Ben Appleton and Chris McDonald.


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