The Swedish Intellectual Property Office (PRV) has notified Veg of Lund AB that the authority intends to approve the patent application SE 2250375-9 which defines the company’s unique vegetable ice cream alternative. This means that the upcoming patent protection covers the Swedish market.
Veg of Lund’s patent portfolio has been strengthened by the announcement from the Swedish Intellectual Property Office and refers to the company’s vegan ice cream based on a combination of potatoes, rapeseed oil and a vegetable protein in the form of a frozen emulsion. The ice cream has a very creamy texture and good taste.
“We are pleased that a patent is approved in Sweden. The fact it is based on such an everyday crop as potatoes, shows the uniqueness and strength of the patent,” says Professor Eva Tornberg, founder and chairman of the board at Veg of Lund.
Veg of Lund has corresponding active patent cooperation treaty (PTC) (international patent application) covering the same technology. The company has also received an approved patent in Sweden and Europe protecting the plant-based potato drink (DUG®) as well as active patent applications covering the plant-based potato drink (DUG®) in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, Thailand the United Arab Emirates, and the USA. The company has also received an approved Swedish patent protecting the potato-based smoothie.