Question by  KingHaggard (32)

Can you put a patent on different kinds of drinks?


Answer by  patti (29325)

Certain recipes, methods and processes can be patented if they are new or novel and you want to prevent others from benefiting commercially from their use. Patent law is complex, complicated and dynamic. As a result, it is difficult (and expensive) to secure a patent.


Answer by  xsut (943)

Generally no, you can not patent different types of drinks because it is something that is easy to replicate, you can patent the manner in which you make the drinks, if the process is novel.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

No because the different drinks you are using to make it already have patents of their own and that could get you into a ton of trouble if your were ever to try it and they found out about it. I know you can recieve huge fines for it and some possible jail time as well.


Answer by  Shreyansh (236)

It actually depends on what are the contents of your drink. If in your drink you had used some specifically synthesized chemical which no one had before,then it can be possible that your drink gets approved for patent but if you had used standard ingredients then its not possible.


Answer by  John (9008)

Food and drink cannot ordinarily be patented. However, you can patent a particular process for making a drink, if it is unique and different from currently existing processes. This is why the exact ingredients for most foods and drinks are closely gaurded secrets; if you know the formula, you can legally make and sell any beverage.


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

You cannot patent or copyright a recipe no matter what it is for. That is why big cola companies keep their ingredients secret.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Yes, of course you can. In fact, many of the popular drinks today do have a patent on them. If they didn't then you would have utter chaos in choosing drinks.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

If you invent a new chemical formula which is not patented, you can patent the new chemical formula. This requires a unique molecular composition. Otherwise, no.

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