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We are experts in food-law matters, foodstuff regulations, LFGB and so much more. 

 

 

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horak.Attorneys-at-law advises and represents clients in all legal matters concerning the production or distribution of foodstuffs/cosmetics and consumer goods. In addition to traditional national and European food law, this legal practice also includes international food law as well as special matters such as food law due diligence, reporting requirements or HACCP and complaints management or food safety.

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Cases

200+

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What do we have to offer?

Legal Examination 

Food Labelling, advertising in connection with advertising claims, trademarks, nutritional and health related statements

Drafting of contracts

Supply and production agreements, licensing or franchising agreements, cooperations and general terms and conditions

Consultation and Representation 

Advise and representation before foodstuffs authorities, regulatory bodies and penal proceedings.

Modern. Flexible. International. 

What does the German Food and Feed Code (LFGB) cover?  

Products are food, including food additives, feed, cosmetic products and consumer goods. Foods are foodstuffs within the meaning of Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002. Food additives are substances with or without nutritional value which are not normally consumed as foodstuffs themselves or used as a characteristic ingredient of a foodstuff and which are added to a foodstuff for technological reasons during manufacture or treatment, as a result of which they themselves or their degradation or reaction products become or may become directly or indirectly a constituent of the foodstuff.

Substances with or without nutritional value which are normally neither consumed as food nor used as a characteristic ingredient of a food and which are added to a food for other than technological reasons during production or treatment, as a result of which they themselves or their degradation or reaction products become or may become directly or indirectly a constituent of the food, shall be deemed to be equivalent to food additives; except substances of natural origin or chemically similar to natural substances which are generally accepted as being predominantly used for their nutritional, olfactory or gustatory value or as stimulants, minerals and trace elements and their compounds other than common salt, amino acids and their derivatives, vitamins A and D and their derivatives.

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Clients feedback

Here is what our clients says about us.

Best legal labelling advices we could receive

We are a young business and we are glad to have received great advices before putting our products on the market. The attorneys were very helpful and open-minded.

A.S.

Start-Up 

Great support, quick response

Horak Attorneys-law represented us before court. We are really happy about the quick action of our lawyer. He really didn’t wast anytime and studied the case in detail to give us a chance. 

T.B.

Marketer

Nice Environment, Fair Prices

We received a tailored offer for the legal support throughout our long-term project. Fair prices, fair advices. We cannot complain. We are happy to come back to this law firm for our second project.

J.B.

Product Creator

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Our Team of Attorneys | Lawyers | Patent Attorneys

Michael Horak, LL.M.

Attorney-at-law / Compliance Attorney/ Consulting Engineer /Specialist attorney for industrial property rights / Specialist attorney for copyright and media law

Julia Ziegeler

Attorney-at-law / Compliance Attorney/Specialist attorney for industrial property rights / Specialist attorney for copyright and media law 

Anna Umberg, LL.M., M.A.

Attorney-at-law /Compliance Attorney / Specialist attorney for industrial property rights / 

Andree Eckhardt

Patent Attorney / European Trademark Attorney / European Design Attorney

Katharina Gitmann-Kopilevich

Attorney-at-law /Compliance Attorney / Specialist attorney for industrial property rights / 

Karoline Behrend

Attorney-at-law / Procurement Law Specialized Attorney

Johanna K. Müller-Kühne, PhD

Patent Attorney / European Trademark Attorney / European Design Attorney

Andreas Friedlein

Attorney-at-law

John Bühler

Attorney-at-law

Stefan Karfusehr

Attorney-at-law

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