Food & beverages packaging

The global desire to reduce plastic consumption is driving the development of sustainable solutions to match, or supersede, the quality of existing packaging – for the same or lower costs. 

Minimisation, life cycle management and design for reuse and recyclability form the key elements of development in food and beverages packaging, which is frequently required to fall in line with strict government rules and sanctions. 

HGF’s highly experienced food and beverages packaging team delivers IP strategy support and implementation for in-house teams at multinational firms and SMEs. This covers drafting, filing and prosecuting patents, trade mark and design registrations and freedom to operate projects, along with infringement and validity opinions, oppositions and enforcement. 

HGF’s specialist attorneys are regularly invited to speak at food and beverage packaging conferences to share their wide depth and breadth of substantial industry knowledge.

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Patentability of Simulations in Europe

Simulations offer a powerful tool in modern-day engineering. Subjecting designs to initial testing in a simulated environment will, for many designs, reduce costs owing to reduced needs to produce and …

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Event - 10th March 2022

Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference 2022

HGF Patent Attorney Dr Robert Weinert-Aplin is attending and speaking at the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference on 10th March 2022 in Milton Keynes, UK. The Manufacturing & Supply Chain …

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Tarilian Laser Technologies - a case study in due diligence

When deciding whether to invest in a company, an investor will inevitably have to decide the value of the company. Taking a simplified view, a company’s valuation can be considered …

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Health-conscious IP strategies

Strategies for navigating European patent portfolios in healthcare. Securing patent protection is critically important for innovative companies operating in the healthcare sector. European patent filings in healthcare, and particularly those …

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Lab-grown meat – not yet on the menu

It is now eight years since the first lab-grown burger was unveiled by a team of scientists at Maastricht University, but since then the path to market has been slow. …

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Event - 21st October 2021

Medical Technology Ireland Conference 2021

Medical Technology Ireland Conference will be held on 20-21 October 2021 at the Galway Racecourse. Medical Technology Ireland Conference features presentations by leading international medical device experts with thought-provoking guest …

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Event - 3rd November 2021

Challenging granted patents: a comparison between Europe and the US

HGF and Knobbe Martens are holding a webinar on 3rd November. Challenging granted patents: a comparison between Europe and the US In this webinar we will compare and contrast mechanisms …

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IAM Patent 1000 2021

The IAM Patent 1000 – the world’s leading patent professionals 2021 guide has now been published. HGF has 18 European attorneys listed. IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that …

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If you would like to discuss how HGF could help you, contact one of our food & beverages packaging specialists.