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Aussie franchise coming to the USA

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by southside, Aug 8, 2001.

  1. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    Franchise here called "Jims Mowing" are looking at starting up in the US. Apparently they have 1500 franchisees here and have
    got 40 in Canada. And now they are coming to America!
    Great if you like buying yourself a job.

  2. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    I bet there are already at least 20 "Jim's Mowing" here in Philly...now you mention it...there are probably 20 "Tom's Mowing" here as well....:laugh:

    Name recognition will be the only problem....
  3. MJ

    MJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 312

    Just wondering - Could the Australian company register the name "Jim's Mowing" and force the locals to change their company names? They would then benefit from already established name recognition.
  4. Finecut

    Finecut LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 177


    Tell Jim that they will run a distant second to "Jose's Mowing"...it seems like that franschise is growing leaps and bounds on a daily basis.
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    MJ wrote:
    Could the Australian company register the name "Jim's Mowing" and force the locals to change their company names?

    They would have to sue each and every one of them individually. And if the local "Jim's Mowing" is a <i><b>real</i></b> established company with letterheads, business cards, registered to do business as etc. there is little chance the Aussie company would win. You do not have to officially register something to have a copyright on it. You just need to prove that you made it known publically that you are that company and you did it before the other guy.
  6. Twotoros

    Twotoros LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 494

    Not only do we have a jose's lawn care here we also have
    a hose B,hose C, hose D, and E-V. They are of coarse giving me the hose.
  7. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,048

    Well I guess I better "put another shrimp on the barby".
  8. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    I think I saw a Jims Mowing booth at Expo.:eek:
  9. JJ Lawn

    JJ Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 350

  10. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    Be interesting to see what they do about the other Jims in the US.
    When you buy a franchise you get a trailer,mower,trimmer and
    blower. You then get an area of operation with customers refered to you from a central number. Jims here is huge. Also have Jims
    Tree lopping , Jims Cleaning and god only knows what else.
    They tend to concentrate on the residential jobs and leave the
    commercial stuff alone.

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