My family member was recently granted a patent for a unique candy recipe that he developed. He still owns the patent, but is allowing me to commercialize his product for him. If i begin commercializing/marketing/branding his product with my own name for the product, will his patent still prevent others from stealing the recipe and producing themselves?
I suppose i'm trying to understand if there's some loophole in patent law, which negates his patent protection once someone like myself is allowed to re-name it. Does the name of his recipe even matter for maintaining patent protection? I'm guessing that it's the recipe that's protected, and not the name that's used to describe the recipe.