With new markets opening and the changing tastes of the growing middle classes of Asia, the highly competitive and fast moving world of food and beverage seeks competitive advantage wherever it can.

Creativity in product development, innovation in processing or distribution and differentiation through brands and trade marks play equally important roles.

The services we provide to our clients in the Food & Beverage sector, in collaboration with Glasshouse Advisory, also part of IPH Ltd group, include:

  • Patent protection (filing and prosecution) for everything from food chemistry to packaging innovation
  • Trade mark protection (filing and registration) for brands including novel trade mark categories
  • Registered design protection
  • Patent enforcement
  • Trade mark enforcement
  • Clearance searches for trade marks
  • Freedom to operate advice for innovative products
  • Regulatory approvals including packaging, labelling, safety, recalls
  • Licensing agreements
  • Manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements
  • Advertising and marketing clearances
  • Copyright advice and disputes
  • Australian Consumer Law advice and disputes
  • Australian Consumer and Competition Commission advice and disputes
  • Anti-counterfeiting campaigns including border protection and customs seizures for “fake” or infringing products
  • Contractual disputes
  • Plant breeders’ rights
  • R&D Taxation
  • Grant applications
  • IP valuation in respect of brands or technologies
  • IP analytics to identify opportunities for innovation and manage infringement risk