DT : daren & tiff

September 9, 2006

McCurry vs McDonalds – who will win?

Filed under: Daren, DEETEE, Fun, News — delephant @ 2:36 pm

McDonald'sI was laughing so much when i saw this article. And you would too, i mean…. are we not good at copying people?

In Malaysia, Mc Donald’s won a legal battle against this local curry house for copying their name and brand.

A McCurry representative said that McCurry is not copying McDonalds.  In addition, McCurry doesn’t follow the McD’s concept of the naming convention, but rather McCurry stands for Malaysian Chicken Curry!!

🙂 Yeah RIGHT!!

Read the Reuters article below … 🙂

McDonald’s wins “McCurry” war in Malaysia

Fri Sep 8, 2006 8:17am

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – U.S. burger chain McDonald’s Corp has won a five-year legal battle against a tiny Malaysian eatery called “McCurry,” persuading a judge that passers-by might confuse it with the fast-food giant.

The 24-hour open-air restaurant serves spicy fish-head curries, tandoori chicken and other Indian delicacies on a street corner in the capital, under a large “McCurry” sign.

“The defendant’s use of the word McCurry and employing signage featuring colors distinctive of the plaintiff’s was indulging in acts that could rise to confusion and deception,” the judge was quoted as saying in local media Friday.

In Thursday’s ruling, the court ordered the curry house to drop the “Mc” from their signage, but state news agency Bernama said the restaurant planned to appeal the ruling, arguing that “McCurry” was just an abbreviation for “Malaysian Chicken Curry.”



  1. Mcdonald’s?

    I just studied this in marketing law. Infringing trademark.

    Same thing happen before, whereby there’s a funny restaurant named McChina in 2004.

    Verdict: Mcdonald’s won the case haha!

    Comment by cason — September 10, 2006 @ 3:47 am

  2. […] Korean and China Movie DVD Piracy isn’t the only piracy going on in Kuching. Burger Times? Is there a possible law suit the likes of the McCurry 5 year battle? […]

    Pingback by Leonalim.com » Food or news? — October 17, 2006 @ 5:03 pm

  3. Some of this company brought tothe court by Macdonald’s

    McCoffee (US)
    McChina Wok Away (UK)
    McMunchies (UK)
    McAllan (Denmark)
    McCurry (Malaysia)

    Comment by Kenny — December 15, 2006 @ 10:30 am

  4. McCurry already won the case and I am the designer of McCurry website.

    Comment by Kent — April 28, 2009 @ 11:20 pm

  5. Funny that this topic arises-we featured it on our website; have a look at http://www.kass.com.my/html/news_details.aspx?ID=87

    Comment by Geetha — June 2, 2009 @ 6:33 pm

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