IPRs in Respect to Food and Beverages

  • Sripathi Rao KulkarniEmail author
Part of the Food Microbiology and Food Safety book series (FMFS)


The present chapter discusses the intellectual property (IP)-related issues with examples in the food and beverages industry. They form unseen backbone for the standing of a business entity in the market place. In today’s competitive scenario, the strength in IP protection, enforcement, and monetization determines the strength of the business entity against its competitors. In view of dynamic consumer needs, many companies now are focusing on significant investments toward research and development and quick return on investments. This is applicable even to the food and beverages sector. There are several instruments for protection of IP rights such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, etc. All these factors enable the food and beverages sector lucrative and sought after.


Intellectual property rights Foods Beverages Patents Copyright Trademarks Industrial designs Trade secrets Geographical indications 



The material discussed here in this chapter has been sourced from various websites for the purposes of education, dissemination of knowledge, and information.

The author sincerely renders gratitude to Ms Garima Pant and Ms Zeba Siddiqui, DST-India, TIFAC KIRAN-IPR interns for their significant inputs. Thanks are due to CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Business Development-Intellectual Property UnitCSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteLucknowIndia

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