Intellectual property news and updates

Non-dairy products cannot use terms such as 'milk' and 'butter'

Products such as soy milk and tofu butter may have to be rebranded following a recent ruling from the CJEU.

Sugar and Reformulation – IP opportunities

In 2018 the 'Sugar Tax' will come into effect, we examine how this could effect the food and drink industry and how changes to recipes could require IP protection.

A recipe for success

Earlier this month our Senior Associate, Chris McDonald, presented at the ‘Food & Beverage, Law & IP Summit’ on patent protection for recipes and product formats. This article is a brief overview of his presentation. There is some doubt within industry regarding patenting of recipes or product formats; whether it’s possible…


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