Ever heard of the nursery rhyme Ol’Mcdonald…well, the son of Donald made such a name for itself in the fast food world that everyone wished for hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries, shakes, soft drinks, and apple pie.
Ever wondered if the terms MCDONALD, HAMBURGER, FRIES or any of the rest have been trademarked? Upon doing a quick search on trademarkia.com, I found the term MCDONALD, registered and renewed for the description; check valves, relief valves, air pressure controlled valves for deep and shallow well pumps, throttle valves, water faucets, gate valves, globe valves, well caps and seals for closing well casings, pump spouts, pipe strainers, [water hydrants, water conductors-namely, castings among others.
However the marks of McDonald’s corporation were numbering more than a thousand applications and the hottest news from the store is they have let go or abandoned the mark FRY GIRLS filed under the serial number, 73764093.
The business began in 1940, with a restaurant opened by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald in San Bernardino, California. Their introduction of the “Speedee Service System” in 1948 established the principles of the modern fast-food restaurant. Surprisingly, they never trademarked this slogan of theirs!
Coming to the mark term, “HAMBURGER”, we find applications filed under various categories such as this one, artwork, namely, art originals, art prints, photographs, posters, postcards with the serial number, 76493420. The term “FRIES” can also be found applied for several times over, but one caught my attention which bore the trademark serial number of 77317781 for the term “FRENCH FRIES” and was filed with the description, Pre-paid telephone calling cards, not magnetically encoded.
There are many trademarks found with the McDonald’s name. e.g., CLINICA MOVIL RONALD MCDONALD trademark is filed for providing the services of Insurance & Financial Services. Other mark which is also registered with the name McDonalds is SALA FAMILIAR RONALD MCDONALD. This is registered for providing the Restaurant and Hotel Services. One more is SALA FAMILIAR RONALD MCDONALD which is filed for providing the services of Insurance & Financial Services. Among all these Mcdonald’s domain has also been registered by the corporation.
In short, trademarks or no trademarks, we are definitely loving it!