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firefox
08-09-2009, 03:20 PM
An eight-year legal battle between fast food giant McDonald's and a Malaysian restaurant called McCurry over copyright infringement is finally ended with Mc Curry the winner. Well done Mc Curry i will sure visit your resturant soon for the chicken curry.

What a stupid case, a massive company with hundreds of junk outlets picking on a small company..LOL!!! Waste of money and time.

When i get a dog i will call it Mcdonald sounds good ah!

AllUrban
08-09-2009, 04:03 PM
hahaha 71% of people who responded to a poll on NTV 7 think that McCurry is deceiving people into associating them with McDonalds.

Just put a sign up saying "This restaurant is not associated in ANY WAY with McDonalds"

or change the name to MicCurry (since apparently McCurry stands for Malaysian Chicken Curry)

or how about MacCurry (MAlaysian Chicken Curry)

I wonder if McDonald's is going to go around suing various Scottish businesses now :p

Cheers, m

bslee
08-09-2009, 04:16 PM
I could be mistaken when passing by once a long time ago but their signboard bore some striking resemblence to McD sign. Again I could be wrong, but their current sign could be somewhat renewed since I last saw it. Could it?..perhaps the old sign was one reason it attracted attention.

AllUrban
08-09-2009, 04:23 PM
I could be mistaken when passing by once a long time ago but their signboard bore some striking resemblence to McD sign. Again I could be wrong, but their current sign could be somewhat renewed since I last saw it. Could it?..perhaps the old sign was one reason it attracted attention.they did have an "m" shape in the old sign...but the new one is a chicken wearing a chef's hat & apron.

Is McCurry any more deceitful than Pensonic? Prado? Diessil? Fuma? FONY? :D

Cheers, m

bslee
08-09-2009, 04:31 PM
Is McCurry any more deceitful than Pensonic? Prado? Diessil? Fuma? FONY? :D


I could think there could be an element of deceit if both trademark names tend to steer anyone's focus to associate with the competing or long established trade name and coincidently in the same trade. This is not to be confused with forgery or imitation.

burntan
08-09-2009, 04:56 PM
hahaha 71% of people who responded to a poll on NTV 7 think that McCurry is deceiving people into associating them with McDonalds.

Just put a sign up saying "This restaurant is not associated in ANY WAY with McDonalds"

or change the name to MicCurry (since apparently McCurry stands for Malaysian Chicken Curry)

or how about MacCurry (MAlaysian Chicken Curry)

I wonder if McDonald's is going to go around suing various Scottish businesses now :p

Cheers, m

You know, they can actually sue you for using MicCurry and MacCurry as well, even it is not using Mc.

BTW, MD is going to appeal, the case not end yet.

umadavid
08-09-2009, 06:05 PM
McD people got same mentality like some groups in Malaysia, they think they own ownership of certain names when it doesn't.

bslee
08-09-2009, 06:13 PM
Ole Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O, remember that or not?
don't tell me they like to own the rights to that rhyme?
Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNv8WH5UwXI&feature=related)

Jey
08-09-2009, 06:22 PM
Ole Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O, remember that or not?
don't tell me they like to own the rights to that rhyme?
Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNv8WH5UwXI&feature=related)

Good question... let me think about that one. :D While I munch on my BigMac.

bslee
08-09-2009, 06:47 PM
While I munch on my BigMac.

O Dear!...those are already on my ban list (along with many others found at USJ10).. since long ago.. OK..you think while you enjoy it. :)

Naka
08-09-2009, 07:19 PM
8 year legal battle---it's a long time--maybe the idea is to delay it as long as possible.. :confused:

zinglicious
08-09-2009, 07:49 PM
Do you think I would be sued if I decided to have a restaurant serving curry fish head and called it Mad Curry by both of them?

Naka
08-09-2009, 09:07 PM
i think there is such a restaurant as Mad Curry.........so..

VeeJay
08-09-2009, 10:48 PM
I could be mistaken when passing by once a long time ago but their signboard bore some striking resemblence to McD sign. Again I could be wrong, but their current sign could be somewhat renewed since I last saw it. Could it?..perhaps the old sign was one reason it attracted attention.

Thats correct, they did indeed had the Big "M" in yellow and then small letters under the M written as McCurry.

But after the initial case heard on APril, where the verdict was in favor of McCurry, but the judge ruled that the sign and color must change.

So they did indeed change, but McD made an appeal, which was the current court hearing for. Lost again...

But...but back in 2006 McD won the case! but McCurry made an appeal... :rolleyes:

Hmmm, if McDonald were to offer curry in future, they would not be able to call it McCurry. :eek:

Infact some time ago, or rather long time ago this restaurant was called Restoran Penang Curry House!

bslee
09-09-2009, 12:22 AM
if McDonald were to offer curry in future, they would not be able to call it McCurry. :eek:


McKari? McKali? McKurry? McCury? MerCury? :D

nyem
09-09-2009, 06:22 AM
McDonald's India serves Chicken McCurry Pan (http://izismile.com/2009/07/14/mcdonalds_menu_depending_on_location_43_pics.html) . So if McD bring that menu here can McCurry sue McD?

firefox
09-09-2009, 08:47 AM
It took 8 years for the court to find solution and provide a verdict..and Mc curry stood by their principles and won. Now they can open more outlets maybe next to Mcdonald's.
This news have travelled far and wide and getting lots of publicity!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8243270.stm

nyem
09-09-2009, 09:25 AM
Looking at old photos of McCurry (here (http://www.idealis-mahasiswa.net/artikel-harian/sep2006/16sep01.html)) I see no resemblance of McCurry and McD apart from the word play.


‘Sleight of brand’ is a form of slipstreaming that employs a variation of someone else’s brand to capture attention and intrigue. The play-on-words evokes but does not ‘pass off’ the new brand as being the famous brand.

In other words, McCurry invoked McDonalds … but it does not pretend to be McDonalds. Entertaining impersonations are to be distinguished from identity-theft. (http://www.sutherlandsurvey.com/Column_pages/sleight_of_brand.html)

expat1609
09-09-2009, 09:40 AM
Thats correct, they did indeed had the Big "M" in yellow and then small letters under the M written as McCurry.
But after the initial case heard on APril, where the verdict was in favor of McCurry, but the judge ruled that the sign and color must change.

So they did indeed change, but McD made an appeal, which was the current court hearing for. Lost again...

But...but back in 2006 McD won the case! but McCurry made an appeal... :rolleyes:

Hmmm, if McDonald were to offer curry in future, they would not be able to call it McCurry. :eek:

Infact some time ago, or rather long time ago this restaurant was called Restoran Penang Curry House!

cannot find any signboard with that famous M , dis it really exist ?

Richard Poh
09-09-2009, 10:17 AM
An eight-year legal battle between fast food giant McDonald's and a Malaysian restaurant called McCurry over copyright infringement is finally ended with Mc Curry the winner. Well done Mc Curry i will sure visit your resturant soon for the chicken curry.

What a stupid case, a massive company with hundreds of junk outlets picking on a small company..LOL!!! Waste of money and time.

When i get a dog i will call it Mcdonald sounds good ah!
Were it at anytime a negotiation were thought of like : hey Mac ? give me a million dollar , case closed ok . ? If your curry is good dont matter whether you call it Mc Curry , Joe Curry .Richrajah Curry house ..or Richarajoo Cornerr...

AllUrban
09-09-2009, 11:04 AM
they did have an "m" shape in the old sign...but the new one is a chicken wearing a chef's hat & apron.I recall seeing it for the first time in 2005, I was walking on Jalan Ipoh and saw the shop.

I honestly had a connection - maybe it was because of the font which is similar to McDonalds...who knows...I recall the 'm' but why didnt I take a photo!

Apparently there are requests to franchise McCurry from different countries now...now all we need is for Matsushi-ta to start going after Pensonic and that brand can also go global!

Cheers, m

nyem
09-09-2009, 11:38 AM
Probably there was a different logo originally used by McCurry that prompted McD to seek legal action. Just to sue McCurry for the use of 'Mc' is a bit far fetch; they'd have to sue McDota (http://www.mcdota.com/) as well.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_n-isLAxKDr8/SRWeGvgVzEI/AAAAAAAAB3U/C4QYh8F2-6I/s400/McDota.jpg (http://eatingpleasure.blogspot.com/2008/11/mcdota-fried-chicken-sp.html)

McDota has been around in Malaysia since 1978. The first McDonald's in Malaysia opened at Jalan Bukit Bintang in 1982.

Rhiga
09-09-2009, 11:47 AM
This news was reported by BBC 9pm news last night

I think is foolish for McDonald to continue wasting time on this issue, they have more to loose.

Can’t imagine a MNC and one of the world’s biggest fast food chain dragging his feet into a silly battle, and dragged it so long.

Will GM sue all the GM (General Manager) in the word of having the name GM printed on their business card.?

Can bp (formerly British Petroleum) sue the BP lab in Malaysia?

MasterQ
09-09-2009, 12:34 PM
If McDonald were to leave McDurry ........ er er I mean McCurry alone in the first place, nobody in Subang Jaya would have heard of them. And I don't think McCurry would daringly expand their business or spend unneccessary money on any awareness or publicity advertisement to publicise the company or its products for one simple reason that should McDonald come down on them, if McCurry lose, their advertising ringgit would all be flushed into the monsoon drain. Now that they have won all the way to the highest court, like McHammer song title "You can't touch this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c4L4CPfQY8)," they can now boldly go on an expansion plan nationwide including franchising. To McCurry’s director P. Suppiah, this is sweet music to his ear.

bslee
09-09-2009, 12:46 PM
Apparently there are requests to franchise McCurry from different countries now...now all we need is for Matsushi-ta to start going after Pensonic and that brand can also go global!
Cheers, m

Just a thought... Long time ago, I was conversing with a metal fabricator, obviously typical but shrewd business mind, and I ask if this item infringed any copyright in his sample. His poker face and straight reply was, "just alter a bit here n there, no copyright lor!"

Jey
09-09-2009, 12:46 PM
I am going to open another branch of my restaurant and call it McRice. Hopefully McDonalds will sue me and make me famous. Free publicity.

This is the best marketing strategy any new biz can hope for. :D

bslee
09-09-2009, 01:02 PM
I am going to open another branch of my restaurant and call it McRice. Hopefully McDonalds will sue me and make me famous. Free publicity.
This is the best marketing strategy any new biz can hope for. :D

Heh!..so Malaysia is going to see a trend of Mc this Mc that? Will this forum also change to McUSJ.com.McMy?
Mr Chang, can I change my nick to McBSLee? You know..its a McGrunge Mcthing.... :D

Jey
09-09-2009, 01:30 PM
Errr... I think you need to address him as Mr. McChang :cool:

expat1609
09-09-2009, 01:33 PM
yeah, and no more cross dressing...we all can wear skirts without the need for underpants :cool:

bslee
09-09-2009, 01:41 PM
I remember had a buddy with the surname Mak. Yes, Mr.Mc! or Mr Mack!..

AllUrban
10-09-2009, 10:14 PM
Similar story in Toronto Canada - and it mentions McCurry too!

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/693446

Cheers, m

nyem
11-09-2009, 01:51 AM
Cheap publicity. If the food is good people will come, no matter what the name is .
As for the McCurry, I have yet to see any food reviews/recommendations on the food. Not worth a visit?


Who'd chose "No Signboard" as a restaurant name? See http://thumbnails.thestar.com.my/view.asp?id=5227 and http://nosignboardseafood.com/

Richard Poh
11-09-2009, 09:35 AM
Cheap publicity. If the food is good people will come, no matter what the name is .
As for the McCurry, I have yet to see any food reviews/recommendations on the food. Not worth a visit?


Who'd chose "No Signboard" as a restaurant name? See http://thumbnails.thestar.com.my/view.asp?id=5227 and http://nosignboardseafood.com/

With copy right to 'McCurry' it is now worth millions in the World market !

jimmyay
11-09-2009, 10:00 AM
or change the name to MicCurry (since apparently McCurry stands for Malaysian Chicken Curry)

Cheers, m

MICkey mouse will come & sue then. :D

firefox
11-09-2009, 03:23 PM
McDonald made the fuss and lost. For Mc curry buisness will carry on as usual, i dont think they are interested in your patronage..they are already doing extremely well with all the publicity given by MC Junk.