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Alex Ferrante

Director of Australian Patent & Trademark Services Pty Ltd.

DISNEY’S NEMO Trademark infringed by Adelaide FRYING NEMO Fish & Chips Cafe

DISNEY Trademark used by FRYING NEMO fish and chips

Our Trademark Attorneys assist many Australian businesses avoid infringements with detailed infringement research. Many businesses often skip this important trademark step. Unfortunately some business owners get caught.

Disney’s Trademark Lawyers set their sights on an Adelaide local business who included the Trademark NEMO in their logo.

The business has since changed their name & signage to avoid legal proceedings.

It is another costly example of businesses not seeking advice from Trademark Attorneys to assess whether their proposed logo or brand infringes before they run the business.

Sometimes there is no warning or request to change the name, they are sued in the Federal Court for compensation.

Re-branding is not cheap, costing a minimum of $10,000 usually for a small business. Infringements can often also tarnish a businesses reputation with the community.

It is not the role of your graphic designer to advise on whether you can use their copyright commercially as a trademark. You should seek representation and hire a Trademark Lawyer or Trademark Attorney to ensure your business journey is safe.

If you’re concerned about your Business Name or logo, we can conduct infringement research for you after you fill out this form.

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