Food & Beverage

Our dedicated sector group has extensive experience in the food and beverage industry. We understand the challenges faced by companies in this highly competitive market. The industry continues to respond to new government guidelines and targets, whilst meeting consumer expectations, as well as forming production methods which are sustainable and the environmentally friendly.

We are proud to work with a broad range of global clients in the food and drink sector, from start-ups to SMEs and large multinational brands. We help our clients to grow their ideas, to protect their cutting-edge innovative technology and develop tailored IP strategies that are aligned with their long-term commercial goals and ambitions.

Our team have a vast range of expertise which means whatever your product, we can advise on every aspect of the process through to market.  We have particular expertise in flavourings, coating compositions, baked products, cooking compositions, seasoning blends, chewing gum compositions, microencapsulation of food ingredients, preparation of agricultural products, natural oils isolation, omega 3 fatty acids, protein filtration, sugar extraction and fermentation, CO2 dispensing, modified enzymes, as well as food packaging and processing.

Our team also have expertise within design law and can assist in seeking protection for the aesthetics of products, whether that is the food product itself, its packaging or the get-up. 

We are aware that practices and trends within the food industry are constantly changing, and so actively try to keep up to date with the latest research and developments within this field by attending industry shows such as Food Matters Live and the NPD Food and Drink Conference, to ensure that we are able to give the best advice to our clients. 

We understand that not all innovators have the capacity and/or desire to commercialise their own inventions and so our team are able to advise on protecting and transferring intellectual property rights, including confidentiality /non-disclosure agreements, licences (exclusive, sole and non-exclusive) and acquisitions in order to help maximise profitability of our clients' inventions. In addition to assisting clients with respect to transferring intellectual property rights, our licensing experts are able to advise on relevant areas of competition law, termination rights and royalties.

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Our team have a vast range of expertise which means whatever your product, we can advise on every aspect of the process to market.  

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the group 

Margaret Arnott
Partner
Laura Clews
Associate
Christopher Hamer
Partner
David Hobson
Managing Associate
Gary Johnston
Partner
Dani Kramer
Partner
Martin MacLean
Partner
Svilen Mirtchev
Associate
Daniel Ramos
Trade Mark Assistant
Michael Stott
Partner