Concerns rising over decline in labour in the food and services sector pre Brexit

The food and beverage sector remains a key aspect of the UK's manufacturing industry, however, concerns are rising over the sustainability of the sector, as Brexit looms.Government statistics on immigration released in August...

Registering shapes, sounds, smells and colours as trademarks

In 1997, when Brian Harvey was fired from East 17 and the BBC first aired the Teletubbies, big things were also happening in the trademark and chocolatier world – Toblerone’s application in July 1997 to register the shape of...

Childhood Obesity – changes in the advertising rules

New rules on advertising of high fat, sugar and salt (“HFSS”) products to children.On Tuesday 12 September, I was driving home listening to the Homework Sucks section on Radio 2 with Simon Mayo. A listener (and their child)...

Food & Drink Sector Update - September

Fipronil The Fipronil egg scandal is threatening to become more serious and widespread than previously thought, with eight new recalls announced in the UK recently. The FSA are now recalling all products with 15% or more of t...