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10th July 2024
Fuelling innovation – The IP Behind Sports Nutrition

The importance of innovation in sporting success With the Euros in full swing and the Olympics on the horizon, this summer elite athletes will be pushed to the limits of …

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4th July 2024
IP Ingredients, Part 17: How to patent food as medicine

Based on the increasing recognition of the role of food and nutrition in health, the current “food as medicine” movement encompasses a range of food-based interventions for the prevention, management …

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1st July 2024
New Blog Series – Agritech Thymes: A brief look at public prior use of plants in the US

In the US, plants can be protected by utility patents, plant patents and/or plant variety rights. Both types of patent are subject to the same novelty rules of USC §102, …

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19th June 2024
Electrification: IP opportunities and risks for aerospace

As patent attorneys, the recent rate of innovation and cross-sector interest in battery and allied technologies has been clearly noticeable. There has been a significant uptick in new patent filing …

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11th June 2024
IP Ingredients, Part 15: How and when to use trade secrets to protect your food or drink innovations

Some of the food and drink industry’s most successful products are protected as trade secrets: the recipes for Coca Cola, Heinz ketchup and Krispy Kreme donuts to name just a …

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23rd May 2024
IP Ingredients, Part 14: A bitesize guide to freedom to operate

You’ve developed a disruptive new technology that’s going to revolutionise the food tech world, your commercial product has been formulated and the design of your eye-catching new logo has been …

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9th May 2024
IP Ingredients, Part 13: Navigating Trade Marks in the World of Food and Drink Rebranding

In the dynamic world of the food and drink industry, rebranding can be a strategic tool used by companies to refresh their image, capture new markets, or adapt to changing …

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25th April 2024
IP Ingredients, Part 12: Exploring colours in the food & drink sector – overcoming hurdles and leveraging colour trade marks

We will all recognise as consumers an instance of when we used the colour of a product or its packaging to identify a specific brand that we wanted to buy …

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16th April 2024
IP Ingredients Blog, Parts 11-20

Welcome to our blog series, IP Ingredients, created by our Food & Drink Team. This blog will explore the latest IP news, updates, and discussions in the food & drink …

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