40 patents related to foods have been registered
Zen International Patents and Trademarks
As we wrote in our previous blog, the Examination Guidelines for Patent related to foods was revised at April 1, 2016.
As a resul, approximately 40 patents have been registered.
The food industry has had little to do with patents so far, but in the future, similar to the cosmetics industry and the pharmaceutical industry, patent disputes may increase.
Companies trying to enter the Japanese functional foods market need to pay attention to functional food patents.