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Nestle's IP armoury

Eileen McDermott, Paris


It is crucial to use different forms of IP rights during different stages of a product’s life cycle to maximise protection, said Cornelis Schueller of Nestlé at the AIPPI International Congress this week

Schueller said Nestlé favours using patents and trade secrets to protect products such as its popular Nespresso capsules, because they provide "much stronger protection".

However, due to the long delays at patent offices, the company doesn't use patents as often...


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