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 and insights
Blog Post: 20 October 2023
April Xu and Grace Wang of our US IP Litigation practice discuss how to protect recipes and fragrances in a new world of AI creation.
Blog Post: 07 September 2023
In its two Confédération Paysanne decisions (cases C-528/161 and C-688/21), the Court of Justice of the European Union limited the exclusion of plants and products obtained by new genomic techniques…
Blog Post: 09 May 2023
In November 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued a “No Questions” response letter (“Response”) to Upside Foods’ cultured chicken cell material submission (“Submission”).
Blog Post: 15 February 2023
ChromaDex, Inc. v. Elysium Health, Inc., No. 2022-1116 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 13, 2023) Procedural History This is an appeal from a District of Delaware summary judgement order that held that the asserted…