The global consumer industry experienced a 37% decline in the number of plant-based diets-related patent applications in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of plant-based diets-related grants dropped by 54% in Q2 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. GlobalData’s Meat Substitutes Market research report provides an overview of the current market in terms of ingredients, manufacturer claims, labelling, and packaging. It includes a detailed regional analysis encompassing market size, key drivers, latest developments, and future challenges. Buy the report here.

Notably, the number of plant-based diets-related patent applications in the consumer industry was 126 in Q2 2023, versus 200 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 21% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Nestle filed the most plant-based diets patents within the consumer industry in Q2 2023. The company filed 14 plant-based diets-related patents in the quarter, compared with 15 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Dalian University of Technology with 5 plant-based diets patent filings, Kangnam University (4 filings), and Coca-Cola (2 filings) in Q2 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by China with a 49% share of total patent filings

The largest share of plant-based diets related patent filings in the consumer industry in Q2 2023 was in China with 49%, followed by the US (13%) and Japan (6%). The share represented by China was 13% higher than the 37% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.

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This content was updated on 2 August 2023

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