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Latest Food & Drink articles
As a result of a court case which began in the Netherlands, we now know that taste cannot get the protection of copyright. So what can producers do to protect their goods from being copied?
Andrew Hunter, lead Partner in the Licensing team at Harper Macleod, points out a flaw in the legal requirements around providing disabled access to licensed premises.
Chris Kerr, a Partner at Harper Macleod, looks at the importance of protecting your provenance and brand for all food and drink producers, in Shetland and beyond.
The effectiveness of self-regulation for some aspects of the drinks industry has been highlighted in the recent decision of the Portman Group regarding Tiny Rebel's "Cwtch" product.