Court: McDonald's Has No Monopoly On 'Mc'
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with bad news for McDonald's.
The fast-food chain lost an appeal in a lawsuit over its trademark name or rather part of it. It happened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. McDonald's sued a local restaurant that called itself McCurry. At first, the court sided with the Americans, but the appeals court says the learned judge in that case made a mistake. McDonald's has no monopoly on using the prefix Mc as part of its business.
It's MORNING MC-DITION.
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