FOOD & BEVERAGES PATENTS TEAM

 

Our F&B Patents Team team provides expert advise  in the disciplines of Food and Beverages, including:

 

  •  Food processors, including poultry, meat, milk and cheese products

  •  Functional Food

  •  Probiotics

  •  Infant Nutrition

  •  Agricultural products

  •  Nutraceuticals

  •  Dietary Supplements etc.

 

Importantly, our team has that significant cross-functional experience in all types of matters affecting the food and beverage industry. With a national presence, we work with companies of all levels starting from start-ups and heading to vertically integrated companies.

 

 

Indian Patent Scenario

 

Apart from Novelty, Inventive and Industrial application, the applications may also attract non-patentable circumstances stated in Section 3 of the Indian Patents Act, 1970 namely:

 

      i)              New form of known substance or new use of known substance or new property of known substance are all non-patentable inventions.

 

       ii)            A substance obtained by a mere admixture resulting only in the aggregation of the properties of the components thereof or a process for producing such substance is not patentable.

 

Current Scenario

 

 Since last decade India has uplifted itself in the sector of Food and beverages and is expected to double the food production by 2020.

 

 Food and Beverage Industry in India:

 

      -       India’s food processing sector ranks fifth in the world in exports, production and consumption.

      -       India’s food processing industry has grown annually at 8.4% for the last 5 years, up to 2012-13.

      -       An extensive network of food processing training, academic and research institutes spans the country.

      -       42 mega food parks are being set up in public-private partnership at an investment of INR 98 Billion rupees.

      -       121 cold chain projects are being set up to develop supply chain infrastructure.

      -       National Food Processing Policy aims to increase the level of food processing from 10% in 2010 to 25% in 2025.

 

Several companies investing in India are:

 

  • Nestle (Switzerland)

  • Kraft (USA)

  • Mars (USA)

  • McCain (Canada)

  • Danone (France)

  • Del Monte (USA)

  • Kagome (Japan)

  • Kelloggs (USA)

  • Pepsi (USA)

  • Unilever (Anglo Dutch)

  • Perfetti (Italy)

  • Coca Cola (USA)

  • Hershey (USA)

 

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