Lovers of the Big Mick (two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a REGULAR bun) can rejoice. A blow has been struck for the little fella, as the Kingdom of Zamunda funded legal defense of Kuala Lampur's McCurry restaurant has prevailed against a trademark suit brought by McDonald's (maybe you've heard of them). After an eight year battle, I was actually in the Queens office of McDowell's Restaurant owner, Roger McDowell, when he got the call from King Jaffe Joffer.
The King took a special interest in the case after trying some of McDowell's delicious fries at the reception of his son's wedding. You may recall the Royal Prince Akeem's surprise romancing of McDowell's eldest daughter, Lisa McDowell-Joffer, back in the 80s. The two had a storybook romance after meeting at the 1988 Queens Community Ms. Black Awareness Pagent. Fearing McDonald's would come after McDowell's, King Joffer used the considerable wealth of the Royal Treasury of Zamunda to hire the best intellectual property attorneys in the world.
As you can see from the pic, Mr. McDowell was very pleased. McDowell has been following the eight-year McCurry case very carefully, as he has a pending case in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. (And yes...that is a "Big Mick" burger phone Mr. McDowell is using. You can tell, because the phone has no sesame seeds).
Lucky for these two McDowell's employees...looks like they'll still be able to keep turning out the Big Micks. Congrats, fellas.