Sunday, 21 November 2010

Oi! McDonalds! Give it a rest!

Walking past the bus stop the other day and i noticed this (click for a larger image):

Yep, that's right, apparently McDonalds now have a trademark on the expression "and then some".
How can a common expression like this be trademarked? Surely there's some kind of prior-use protection on this kind of stuff?

And how does McDonalds get off on behaving like this? The English language does not belong to you, just because you want to use some words in an advert does not mean that no-one else should have the right to.