A ‘McNopoly’ of Marks

Intellectual Property Magazine

"In a recent ruling of the General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), McDonald’s successfully invalidated a trademark registration for ‘MACCOFFEE’ based on the reputation of a number of its earlier ‘Mc’ prefixed trademarks. McDonald’s appears now able to prevent the registration of trademarks incorporating ‘Mc’ or ‘Mac’ for foods and beverages."

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Martin Whittle Associate, London