Food Wine and Spirits


Volpe Koenig’s attorneys work with food, wine and spirits and other beverage clients to protect their innovations and grow their product brands utilizing a combination of patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks.

To ensure that the hard-earned association of a brand name with a quality product is preserved, our team works with clients to establish appropriate internal policies, handle litigation proactively, prevent intellectual property theft, maintain exclusivity, and ensure any third-party IP protection is fully understood. Our professionals also assist clients with determining and establishing their trademark rights, developing a strategy for handling trade secrets, structuring licensing agreements to generate steady revenue, and defending trademark and trade dress interests in court.

Volpe Koenig’s food and beverage professionals have backgrounds in processing, chemical engineering and bioengineering of crop products, among other key areas. Our team has experience with all aspects of food and beverage technology, such as processing, production, and preservation methods, chemical compositions, packaging and package design, and functional ingredients.

Our food and beverage intellectual property services include:

  • Utility patent and trade secret protection
  • Design patent protection
  • Patent searches, opinions, and due diligence
  • Product and process licensing
  • Branding strategies and trademark protection
  • Employee and third party non-compete and non-disclosure agreements


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