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McDonald’s Battles Another Mac and Cheese Restaurant

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McDonald’s is fighting the trademark application of Jus’ Mac, a restaurant that specializes in gourmet macaroni and cheese in Houston, Texas. Yes, it’s that “Mac” in the name that has McDonald’s lawyers out in full force as McDonald’s spokeswoman Angelica Rosas told the Houston Chronicle, “McDonald’s considers its trademarks to be a very important asset.” […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 26th, 2011 at 11:58 am

San Francisco’s Happy Meal Law: No More Toys with Unhealthy Children’s Meals

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The city of San Francisco has passed a law that prohibits restaurants from giving away toys with children’s meals that don’t meet certain nutritional standards. Yes, Virginia, that likely means McDonald’s Happy Meal toys will be difficult to find in San Francisco as of December 1. The city’s Board of Supervisors passed the law 8-3, […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

November 4th, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Are McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Illegal?

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We recently talked about McDonald’s threatening a lawsuit regarding a potential trademark violation, but now the fast food giant is back in the legal news again — this time on the receiving end of a possible lawsuit. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has announced its intention to sue McDonald’s for packaging […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 24th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

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Mac and Cheese Restaurant Looks for New Name After McDonald’s Threatens Lawsuit

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Allison Arevalo and Erin Wade were just two days away from opening their dream business, a small restaurant selling macaroni and cheese at the San Francisco Underground Farmers’ Market, when they got word that McDonald’s Corporation didn’t like that the word “Mac” was in the name. As Arevalo and Wade explained in a letter to […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 10th, 2010 at 3:46 pm