Australia Trademark Row over Fish Names; Tilapia is Trademarked as Bream
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [ABC.NET.AU] By Damian McIver - December 21, 2017
The festive period is usually a happy time for Australia's seafood industry, but behind the prawn and lobster sales, trouble is brewing.
The industry's peak body is locked in a stoush with the Federal Government over the granting of a trademark which it says is "beyond belief".
The trademark in question is Kariba Bream. The problem? The fish is not bream at all, but tilapia — a species considered a pest in some parts of Australia.
"It is like calling a Holden a Ford, you just don't do it," said Jane Lovell, the chief executive of Seafood Industry...
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