The flavour of a food product cannot be copyrighted, the European Court of Justice was advised last week. Two intellectual property and food law experts weigh in on the opinion and suggest what companies can do to protect their products.
Well-known international food names, such as Parmigiano, Roquefort and Tequila, will have more protection as negotiators adopt changes to Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs) following six years of negotiations.
EU Commissioner for Research Philippe Busquin underlined the
importance of improving training and information exchange among
scientists on intellectual property (IP) issues at the PATLIB
conference on patent information on 21 May...
Starch ingredients company National Starch and Chemical, a
subsidiary of the chemical giant ICI Group, has moved further into
human nutrition with the announcement yesterday that it has
acquired the resistant starch business from...