McDonald’s loses trademark fight

Posted by Editorial on 8th September 2009

Malaysia’s highest court has ended an eight-year battle between McDonald’s and a Malaysian curry restaurant over the use of the prefix ‘Mc’.Malaysia’s Federal Court agreed with Appeals Court judgment which allowed ‘McCurry’ to use the ‘Mc’ prefix.

“We feel great that this eight-year legal battle is finally over and we can now go ahead with whatever we plan to do such as opening new branches,” McCurry owner P Suppiah said after the court decision, according to Reuters.

The fast-food giant received support from Malaysia’s High Court over the matter but has since lost cases in the Court of Appeal and the High Court.

McDonald’s said they would abide by the court’s decision.