Teen's charity name draws the McIre of McDonald's

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    Lou Carlozo Charity, In the News
    You couldn't blame Lauren McClusky of Chicago if she were a bit squeamish about using her last name in this story without fear of reprisal from Ronald McDonald and his legal posse.

    For McClusky, 19, finds herself at the center of a thorny dispute that involves a series of charity concerts she's put on over the past three years. She dubbed the event "McFest" (more on that in a moment) -- but McDonald's sees that as an infringement on its trademarks, something the McDonaldland lawyers refer to as "the McFamily of brands These include (deep breath): McPen, McBurger, McBuddy, McWatch, McDouble, McJobs, McShirt, McPool, McProduct, McShades, McFree, McRuler, McLight -- and even the prefix "Mc" itself.
     
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    Holy shit, I'm a 'Mc'. Does this mean McDonalds 'owns' me?? :eek:
     
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    Could be.
     
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    :( :(

    You know I'm not sure I've ever eaten at a McD's. Maybe once the way to the shore we stopped and I got a burger at a rest stop but I'm not sure. Whatever it was it was awful. I was 21 before I ever ate at Burger King and I was drunk when I did.
     
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    ...is shaking in her McBoots.

    McDonald's is McCrazy...just like the IOC that thinks we shouldn't be free to use olympic in our unrelated lives.

    McMakes McMe McWant McTo McBarf...Mc! Mc:lol: Mc:lol: Mc:lol:
     
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    I thought you people thought corporations always know best?
     
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    Don't laugh...Scotland is full of MacDonalds and now that McDonalds has moved in there, any MacDonald isn't allowed to use their own name if they open a restaurant.
     
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    Now thats sad.
     
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    McWTF???
     
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    No. They McOwn you.
     

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