The importance of intellectual property
Intellectual property ensures protection and customer satisfaction. It provides useful and tangible results against « unfair competition », enforcing the value of finished products and allowing to create a positive brand awareness. Intellectual property rights of new dietary ingredients are extremely important both for the inventor and for companies that intend to utilise the product, avoiding infringement of existing patents.
Quatrefolic® property rights have been strictly protected by patents pending international applications. The US Application has been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on May 2011. Development of new formulations and combinations with vitamins and minerals is now possible for this revolutionary folate making it an excellent choice for formulations and applications in several market segments.
Quatrefolic® trademark and four-leaf clover logo are proprietary of Gnosis by Lesaffre. and are registered in the United States and other countries. Using Quatrefolic® ensures customers claim exclusive products in the marketplace, through identity and « trade origin » recognition of the new folate derivative. Trademark on the product labels and in advertising materials works as a reference point for the consumers to find reliable information; the distinctive mark allows them to identify the product and link it to expected quality.
Quatrefolic® and Folate Body of Knowledge
The birth of Quatrefolic® represents the latest success of Gnosis by Lesaffre in the development of folate derivatives, making it the third product in this field. Gnosis by Lesaffre is the only manufacturer of folate products that can claim three different GRAS status and NDI notifications demonstrating a piece of sound knowledge in the research and development of alternative sources for vitamins. Quatrefolic® has been granted Kosher by K-OF Kosher Supervision, one of the foremost Kosher certification agencies in the United States, serving the Kosher consumer for almost 50 years.