McDonalds loses row over McCurry

Fast food chain McDonalds has lost a court battle to stop a family-run Malaysian restaurant operating under the name McCurry.

The court ruled that the restaurant in Kuala Lumpur had not infringed on McDonalds trademark by using the ‘Mc’ prefix or tried to pass off its business as related to the corporate giant.

McDonalds has said it will abide by the court’s decision but declined to comment further.

The local restaurant opened in 1999 and has been embroiled in a trademark dispute with McDonalds for eight-years.

McCurry serves traditional curry dishes and the name is said to be an abbreviation of Malaysian Chicken Curry.

Plans to expand the McCurry chain have been put on hold due to the court battle according to the owners.

In July, the fast food giant announced plans to move its European headquarters from London to Geneva to take advantage of lower tax rates in Switzerland.

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