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Intellectual Property

One of FEMA’s critical objectives, intellectual property protection is core to the mission of the association.  FEMA staff actively works to safeguard proprietary formula information in a technologically evolving world and provide guidance to members on appropriate ingredient disclosure.

In 2007, the FEMA Regulatory Affairs Committee Task Force on Intellectual Property Issues prepared a White Paper to assist the membership in protecting their flavor formulations. 

FEMA member updates on Intellectual Property

Did You Know?

During Prohibition, FEMA supported federal legislation allowing the sale of flavors and extracts that were "unfit for beverage use," and helped the federal government establish the "drawback" mechanism.

Fact #8