Brand Protection

Abel & Imray

(FDMB North Partner Company)

Just as your food and drink products and ideas are unique to you, here at Abel & Imray our approach to protecting them is individually tailored also.

We advise on all aspects of Intellectual Property and have considerable experience in the food and drink sector, formulating intelligent plans to safeguard your intellectual property – now and into the future. 

From boutique local producers to brewing companies operating globally, we support a variety of food and drink manufacturers, suppliers and retailers with patenting and trademarking their food, recipes, processes and brand.

Perhaps you produce and sell a small range of products directly to consumers or you may be involved with some of the world’s biggest supermarkets. Whatever your business, you’ll need tailored advice to protect your intellectual property. We can give guidance on everything from patenting food ideas and recipes, process line improvements and packaging to product formulation and brand development.

Our services include:

  • Patents
  • Trade Marks
  • Design and Copyright
  • Intellectual Property Strategy 

As the Brand Protection partner for FDMB North we offer a free initial consultation to help us understand what you wish to achieve and to help outline the options available. 

Below are links to a number of articles written by members of our team which you may find helpful:

Protecting your food and drink brand 

Building a strong brand: Three top tips

Mind the geography or your food and drink brand could be history

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You can contact Danielle Cooksley and the food and drink team at Abel & Imray on 029 2089 4200 or email 

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