Wayne Beynon, from our Intellectual Property team, gives his view on the 3 most influential food trademark disputes of all time in his article for Lawyer Monthly.
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‘The secret of success in life is to eat what you like, and let the food fight it out inside’ – at least, according to Mark Twain. But, what happens when the fiercely competitive food and drink industry starts a legal fight on the outside? Here Wayne Beynon, an intellectual property expert at Capital Law, delves into three major food trademark disputes that caused a stir in the food industries. Trademarks don’t apply to food and recipes, but problems do arise with product names and branding. There’ve even been examples in the past where companies have challenged competitors for copying the taste, or flavour, of their food.