Food tech writer, Pramod Bandara, shares some recent developments in automation that have helped food companies tackle the challenges of recent years.
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A ruling by a judge in Scotland has seen Lidl pull every bottle of its ‘Hampstead’ gin from Scottish stores after a trademark battle with rival distiller, Hendrick’s. Following soon after the Colin v Cuthbert the Caterpillar case, could the UK see a crackdown on copycat products in the near…
Lord Clark ruled that Lidl “intended to benefit” from a rebrand of its Hampstead Gin, which led to William Grant and Sons (which produces Hendrick’s Gin) taking legal action against the discounter.
Marks and Spencer claims Colin the Caterpillar’s trademark is being infringed by Aldi’s Cuthbert – while the discounter has published a cheeky response.
Laura Clews looks at the world of patents and intellectual property rights.
As legalisation for recreational marijuana gathers pace across the globe, there’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity for food and beverage companies to establish themselves as dominant players in one of the potentially fastest-growing sectors: edibles and beverages. Paul Bremner asks if there is more that they could be doing, however, to be…