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Guide to IPR Protection in China for the Food & Beverage Industry

The food and beverage industry (F&B industry) includes the research and development, processing, production, wholesale and distribution and retailing (including branding) of a wide range of food products.


Significant changes in the F&B industry are redefining how companies grow, operate, and manage risk in this sector and since these changes often involve intellectual property rights (IPR), the need to protect IPR in several countries is stronger than ever. This guide provides SMEs with a range of practical advice related to trade marks, packaging and other issues relevant to the F&B industry.

This guide is also availble in German and French