This article will discuss the extent of protection given to McDonald's interest in the prefix "Mc" in the United States as a result of the case McDonald's Corp. v. Druck & Gerner, D.D.S., P.C., d/bla McDental (hereinafter McDental), where it was determined that the "Mc" family of marks can even be protected when affixed to the name of a generic non-food item. Such success, however, has not been matched in other parts of the world. I will also discuss McCurry Restaurant (KL) Sdn Bhd v. McDonalds Corp. (hereinafter McCurry), where a Malaysian court determined that the "Mc" prefix coupled with a food-related word was allowable even when it was the name of a fastfood restaurant.
"What is the McLaw in Malaysia?,"
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