Food and Beverage

Patents in the Food Industry

Process Machinery

Optimisations in distilleries

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New recipes in food processing plants can be patented if new and inventive/not obvious. Iterative improvements developed in the kitchen are more difficult to patent and generate sufficient commercial return. 

No, designs protect the look, such as an appealingly shaped drinks bottle, and patents instead protect the functionality, such as an improved tear-strip on a bag of chocolate.

It is difficult to copyright a list of ingredients and steps in a recipe and therefore difficult to stop others adopting them. However, associated photos or drawings would likely have copyright.

If someone stole your trade secrets, this is something you could look to redress. If they were independently developed, then you would not have a basis to challenge the third party.

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