If you are in the food industry, you know that there are many reasons to protect your intellectual property and food innovations. The average person is not aware of the scope of the food industry or beverage industry.
At Paul & Paul, we know that any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter can be patented, including novel food formulations, food processing methods, improved methods of cooking, preserving, or packaging food that improve taste, texture, and shelf life. Patents can be granted for foods that have specific health benefits, such as reduced cholesterol or improved digestion. Patents can be granted for new and useful food additives, such as emulsifiers or stabilizers, that improve the texture, taste, or appearance of food.
Needless to say, genetically modified foods can be granted for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that have been engineered to produce specific traits, such as increased yield or resistance to pests.
If you have a new food innovation and seek legal protection you need an experienced food patent law firm with knowledge of intellectual property law who can help you obtain a United States patent.
In Pennsylvania, any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter related to food or beverage can receive a patent. Some examples of food patents and beverage patents that can be granted in Pennsylvania include:
Your food innovation or beverage-related products are trade secrets in a highly competitive marketplace. The challenges faced by companies and inventors to take an idea or invention to market are many. During the process of developing your innovation, it is time to seek the advice of a patent or trademark attorney to discuss the maximum protection you can for your idea. Depending on your innovation, you may require a utility patent, design patent, or other protection from the patent office.
The food and beverage patent attorneys at Paul & Paul have decades of experience in patent and trademark law. They know what it takes to work with the patent office and trademark office to protect your ideas and innovation around the world. If you have a food or beverage idea and believe you will need patent protection, call today and consult with a food patent attorney.