Intellectual Property

Traditional IP protections such as copyright are not available for recipes and formulas, so how can you protect them? Picture: GettyImages/Warchi

GUEST ARTICLE: Trade secrets…How do you protect recipes and product formulations?

By Abby Meyer, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP; and Dr. Sara Dastgheib-Vinarov, Tate & Lyle

In the food industry, a special recipe or product formulation can distinguish a company from competitors and form the basis of a brand. Companies may spend significant R&D dollars to get the recipe just right, so how can they protect this investment...


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