Re: Honey Cinnamon Jelly
I don't think you can patent a flavor/natural ingredient combination, such as strawberry-lemon candy or apple-mint jelly, etc. If they use some sort of special thickener, special ingredient 'formula' or special process.... maybe. Maybe they are simply referring to their patented/trademarked name/logo/packaging designs. Not sure what they have patented. And you cannot patent the descriptive name 'raspberry honey jelly' either, since it's just a list of natural flavors or ingredients.
I wouldn't worry about it. People have been making honey jelly for many years.
(and why do they show pansies on their raspberry honey jelly label??)
I used to be in the candy business, and I was able to trademark my brand name, logos, and labeling designs....but not my recipes or flavor combinations- since they were basic recipes using natural ingredients in various combinations. I couldn't even patent my Rosemary-Tangerine' flavor candy or the name or concept of my unique 'Tea Drops' tea flavoring lozenges.
I am a patent & trademark illustrator by trade, so I get to see a lot of what gets in and what doesn't.
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