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McDonald`s loses trademark fight against McCurry

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 15:54

Putrajaya (Malaysia): McDonald`s has lost an
eight-year trademark battle against the Malaysian restaurant
McCurry, which serves Indian food.

The country`s highest court ruled on Tuesday that the US fast
food giant cannot appeal against another court`s verdict that
allowed McCurry to use the "Mc" prefix.

The ruling by the Federal Court ends all legal avenues
for McDonald`s to protect its name from what it said was a
trademark infringement.

A three-member Appeal Court panel had ruled in favour of
McCurry Restaurant in April this year. The panel said there
was no evidence to show that McCurry was passing off
McDonald`s business as its own.

McDonald`s asked the Federal Court for permission to
appeal against that decision but was denied.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 15:54

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