Food & Beverages


New Zealand has a long history as a producer of quality food products. Moving from being “Britain’s farmyard”, with help through pioneering use of refrigeration on board ships, to several other innovations in the creation of desirable edibles such as kiwifruit, apples, value-added dairy products, medicinal honey products, boutique breweries and a growing and successful wine industry.

Henry Hughes IP has wide ranging expertise in working with boutique and large developers of food and beverage products advising domestic and international clients on the full range of intellectual property matters in Australia and New Zealand, including the trade mark clearance searches and filing strategies, patentability of new processes, border protection measures against the importation of counterfeit goods, plant variety/breeder rights.

What we can do for you

We can provide advice on patentability as well as design and trade mark registrability on your food and beverage innovations.

If appropriate we can assist you with preparation and filing of patent, design and trade mark applications in Australia, New Zealand and overseas and with associated intellectual property filing strategies.

Of course protecting an intellectual property right is only half of the story. We can assist in all steps of infringement proceedings, from drafting and sending cease and desist letters, through to court proceedings in the High Court and beyond (through our associated law firm Henry Hughes Law). 

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