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McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark after legal battle with Irish chain

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by stratman323, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
    I suppose that they will go after Big Mack trucks next ?
     
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  2. Jesse414

    Jesse414 Strat-Talker

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    Hmmm... So they can't call it big mac. I wonder what they will change it to?...
    Notbigmac...xmac....mcmac...:D I quit eating there family member got food poisioning:eek::D
     
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  3. shovelmike

    shovelmike Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2013
    Missouri
    Poetic Justice, karma, etc. From what I've read Ray Kroc (sp?) stole the name of the corporation from a locally popular restaurant actually owned by two brothers named McDonald, who sold a hamburger called "Big Mac".
     
  4. Wrighty

    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 7, 2013
    Harlow, Essex, UK
    Big S**t
     
  5. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    All is fair in love & commerce.
     
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  6. AncientAx

    AncientAx Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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  7. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
    As I understand it the original sandwich was Bob's Big Boy .

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  8. ChrisD

    ChrisD Strat-O-Master

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    Supermacs is rather tasty, I can highly recommend it lol.
     
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  9. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 4, 2013
    largo,fl
    if there was truth in advertising it would be called the "double stack low grade mac"
     
  10. chrimturn

    chrimturn Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Pretty good movie on Netflix called “The Founder” starring Michael Keaton. Goes in on all that about the brothers and everything.
     
  11. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    Not the first time...

     
  12. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 11, 2010
    Valley o Sun
    I'm shocked this hasn't been posted yet....



    Another great tune from Mr. Knopfler....
     
  13. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 11, 2010
    Valley o Sun
    And the first store that Ray Kroc (like Crocodile but spelled with a K) opened in Des Plaines, IL and they now have a museum on the site:

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  14. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

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  15. chrimturn

    chrimturn Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Kind of trying to wrap my head around this. The article says McD’s lost the trademark to “Big Mac” because they had not proven genuine use. They sell millions of those burgers? Is it something they slacked on you think during the debate/hearing/whatever?

    Goes on to expound about the use of “SnackBox” for SuperMac. They have the trademark, but no product. EU is saying use it or lose it.

    But McDonalds does have a product they use under the name Big Mac? What do they mean, no proven use? I’ll read it again. Maybe I missed something.

    All in consideration, Big Mac sandwich at McD’s versus SuperMac chain. I say let ‘em have the name, I think we’re able to distinguish the sandwich from a standalone chain.
     
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  16. rich815

    rich815 Senior Stratmaster

    Good. Karma. I remember when the below went down. People were pissed off:

    “(In 1994) in Half Moon Bay (near) San Francisco, McDonald's successfully forced a small cafe, known for 17 years as McCoffee, to change its name. "This is the moment I surrendered the little 'c' to corporate America," lamented Elizabeth McCaughey, who, as owner of the coffee shop, had titled it as an adaptation of her surname. "It stinks, but the little guy just doesn't have the money to fight it," added cafe regular Shirley Brey.”

    It been called M Coffee ever since...
     
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  17. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 3, 2016
    Houston, TX
    Actually Mc D’s didn’t start selling the Big Mac until well after they started. As I understand it, the Big Mac was a creation of one of the franchise owners.
     
  18. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 3, 2016
    Houston, TX
    I think it has more to do with the metric system than copyrights, but in France you can’t get a Quarter Pounder.

    They’re called a Royal there instead.
     
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