Food tech

The food revolution is in full flow, epitomised by the Field to Fork movement and concept of Beauty from Within.

There’s a growing understanding among companies and consumers alike of the need to feed the world safely and sustainably. Diets are changing, with clean labels and functional foods and beverages that provide health benefits above-and-beyond basic nutrition in-demand.

Food tech innovations play a fundamental part in this transformation. If you’re an innovator, intellectual property rights (especially patents) are key to protecting your efforts.

We protect your innovation

We can help you to capitalise on the success of your innovations to ensure that you’re best-placed to continue transforming our food system and encouraging health and wellbeing.

Our experience is vast throughout the food supply-chain, from the field to the fork:

  • Ingredient innovation
  • Functional foods and beverages (nutraceuticals, nutricosmetics, sport nutrition)
  • Crop science
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Food production and processing
  • Supply-chain traceability
  • Packaging
  • Branding

Case studies

Case Study

Colour Tone Masterbatch Ltd

A masterstroke in plastic recycling

We secured global patent protection for a new black colourant for plastics which will enable more to be recycled using infrared sorting technology.

Case Study

Vintage Enterprises

For the love of cheese

Shape marks are notoriously difficult to protect. Find out how we secured a trade mark for one farm’s signature, heart-shaped cheese.

Case Study

White Heron

Protecting an ‘unprotectable’ trade mark

Despite concern that obtaining a trade mark for the French word for ‘blackcurrant’ would be impossible, we persevered, proving that reputation is key.

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Flower power — can I patent a ‘natural’ product?

We explore natural alternatives to synthetic insect repellents to see how easy they are to patent.

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08-07-2019

Undisclosed disclaimers — a bittersweet lesson from the EPO?

A recent decision highlights the pitfalls of using undisclosed disclaimers in patent claims.

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Meet our team

Dr Simon Mitchell

Partner - London

Alison Cole

Senior Trade Mark Attorney - London

Dr Clair Curran

Senior Patent Attorney - Leeds

Dr Jenny Smith

Patent Assistant - Leeds

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