Re: [infoguys-list] Unbelievable -- David v Goliath and I'm bettin on David a...
- In a message dated 4/1/2005 1:18:43 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Reminds me of a suit in England a few years ago .. McDonald's Corp was
suing one and all for the use of the word McDonald's (as in McDonald's
Tea Shoppe and Crumpets - small local establishment) -- turns out to
have been a "bad move" seem that the Scottish Laird (Lord) Ronald
McDonald and Head of Clan McDonald (true.. and he is NOT clown) was the
ONLY person under English Law entitled to rule on whether or not a
person place or thing can bear the name "McDonald" --- in a statement
to the BBC, he suggested that rather than pick on small businesses, the
McDonald Corp come after him ... since at the Castle HE served a
"McDonald's Breakfast" -- as I recall, there was no comment from the
hamburger folks and the other suits were dispatched by the English legal
system, where common sense still seems to have a small part to play
Now that is an excellent vignette! What a story. I shall remember that one.
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