Food and Cosmetics
Our team regularly advises clients developing biotech products in areas including biotechnology derived proteins (such as insulin), immunologicals (such as vaccines and allergens), blood or plasma derived products, and engineered tissues.
Our Life Sciences team has experience of advising many cosmetic and food companies, including Cargill, LVMH Perfumes and Cosmetics, Primark, United Biscuits, McDonalds, Heineken, Kraft Foods Inc, Nestlé, British Sugar and Heinz, among others. We have advised on issues including health claims, composition and labelling requirements, and various marketing issues. Our lawyers know the issues the industry faces and understand how to deal with them. The team has the added benefit of being fully integrated into Allen & Overy’s broader Life Sciences team and benefits from insights and expertise from our dedicated Life Sciences regulatory group.
News & insights
Blog Post: 16 DECEMBER 2019
According to the latest version of the EU Novel Food Catalogue, EU regulators consider that CBD-containing foods and dietary supplements are classified as novel foods. The Novel Foods Regulation (EU)…Read more
Blog Post: 12 DECEMBER 2019
An application for the above trade mark covering food and beverage items has been rejected by the EU General Court. The court confirmed the EUIPO’s previous decision that the mark is contrary to…Read more
Blog Post: 30 OCTOBER 2019
On 7 October 2019, the Council of Ministers adopted the Directive on Whistleblower protection at the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg. The Directive will introduce new EU-wide rules to…Read more
Blog Post: 28 OCTOBER 2019
In Shanks v Unilever Plc and others, the UK Supreme Court has, for the first time, handed down a decision on employee compensation for patented inventions. The Supreme Court overturned the previous…Read more