Food and drink

In the UK food and drink industry today, consumers demand choice. They make informed decisions and want good value, local sourcing and ethical production. The competitive nature of the industry means that IP protection is vital. Just consider the Nestlé-Cadbury and Budweiser-Budvar trade mark wars. In the digital age, where food is not only eaten but tweeted and shared on Instagram, it’s essential to think about protecting names, logos, sub-brands, packaging and domain names a soon as possible.

Client Testimonial
“We at SkinnyBrands Ltd found working with Gareth Price at UDL both professional and knowledgeable. UDL's service to us, as a new UK drinks business with the world's first Skinny Lager (and making sure that we can protect the name globally in our class of goods) is invaluable to ensure that we stay ahead of the competition and protect our IP.”

Sales Director and Co-Founder, SkinnyBrands Ltd

How we can help

We provide robust, cost-effective, commercial legal solutions to the challenges encountered every day by businesses across the UK’s food and drink manufacturing sector. We work with a range of businesses, from SMEs to major corporations. Our clients range from leading global frozen food producers to bottled water charities, as well as craft distilleries and breweries. We advise international wholesale food producers and distributors through to local, independent food and drink producers.

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020 3904 3365

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Patents

14-12-2018

The fizzy drink revolution

Get your New Year's resolution off to a sparkling start — we explore a new, healthy fizzy drink...

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IP tips

26-11-2018

Five key considerations when protecting IP in China

There are many unique challenges when it comes to registering IP in China.

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Patents

12-11-2018

Tea — a simple cuppa, or the elixir of youth?

It turns out that a decent cuppa can prevent disease and fight ageing... we break down the science.

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Key people

Find out more about our team.

London

Alison Cole

Senior Trade Mark Attorney

Leeds

Akber Ahmed

Trade Mark Assistant

Leeds

Alan Fiddes

Managing Partner

London

Alison Simpson

Managing Partner

London

Anna Szpek

Senior Trade Mark Attorney

Cardiff

Annabel Hanratty

Trade Mark Attorney

Milton Keynes

Dr Christine Lund-Beck

Senior Trade Mark Attorney

London

Christopher Banister

Trade Mark Attorney

Leeds

Dr Clair Curran

Senior Patent Attorney

Leeds

Newcastle

London

Mark Green

Partner

Cardiff

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