Food & Drink

Volatile commodity prices and exchange rates, competitive pressures on pricing, compliance with health and environment-focused legislation, regulation and standards, supply chain complexities and concerns, the importance of provenance and branding – these are just some of the challenges our expert Food & Drink team can help you to overcome.

“From field to fork, MacRoberts is engaged with every stage of increasingly complex and dynamic supply chains, whether it be aquaculture, dairy, meat, cereals, bakery, processed foods, alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks (and all of their separate ingredients). In addition, relating to equipment, packaging or the services required in these supply chains, MacRoberts offers expertise and specialist legal services across the food & drink sector.”

Euan Duncan, Head of Food & Drink
    • Food & Drink Food & Drink - Summer 2019 Newsletter We are pleased to bring you the latest edition of our Food & Drink Newsletter, looking at the latest developments across the industry and what your business should be aware of.
    • Food & Drink Food & Drink - Spring 2019 Newsletter We are pleased to bring you the Spring 2019 edition of our Food & Drink Newsletter, looking at the latest developments across the food and drink sector.
    • Food & Drink Food & Drink - Winter 2018/19 Newsletter We are pleased to bring you the Winter 2018/19 edition of our Food & Drink Newsletter, looking at the headline-hitting issues for the sector and how businesses can best deal with these.
    • Food & Drink McDonalds loses “Big Mac” trade mark over failure to prove “genuine use” This month, the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) found against McDonald’s in a trade mark dispute concerning its “Big Mac” trade mark.
    • Food & Drink Copyright fails the taste test This week the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its judgment in the case of Levola Hengelo BV v Smilde Foods BV which asserted that the taste of food does not attract protection as a copyright work.

Hospitality & Leisure

We have worked with a number of the world’s largest hotel chains and franchises, as well as having provided excellent results for pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities.

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