McDonald’s recently lost a copyright infringement lawsuit against a small restaurant in Malaysia called “McCurry” which was a surprise to their corporate lawyers, I’m sure. But when you don’t always use “Mc” even for yourself, how strong can the copyright really be?
Here’s a sign from a McDonald’s restaurant in Avon, Indiana. It’s nice to see a low price for their signature breakfast item, but shouldn’t that be “$2.99 Sausage Egg Mc Muffin Meal“??? Well, it could be a muffin…
Look at the sign again though and not only did they leave out the coveted “Mc”, but now they also have a new menu item called a “MAEL”.
I’ve been told that you can work at McDonald’s at the age of 16 here in Indiana. Clearly, a high school diploma is not required of whomever does their sign.
Oh, the other side of the sign was fine.