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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. 

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Did You Know?

In the United States, many flavor companies began as importers of European essential oils and other flavoring substances before expanding to meet local economic and market needs by formulating and manufacturing ingredients domestically.

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