In October 2011, Nando's filed an opposition to the registration of the 'NDINOS' trade mark. Last week, Georg Gruber, chief executive officer of Nando's, stated:
'Mr Criticos has applied to register, as a trademark, the word Ndinos in red font with regards to peri-peri sauces and condiments. We have opposed this, as we feel it is too similar to our well-known registered trade marks Nando's and Nandino's and would confuse the public.'In response, Mr Criticos said:
'I really can't believe it. This is the real Greek spelling of my name. I've got a right to trade under my own name, which is the name I was born with.'