I'm sorry to help this off-topic thread along, but it does seem close to
Jeffrey Erickson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> But I still can't believe they would have the gall to sue Clan
>On what grounds? Had Clan MacDonald inserted golden arches on its heraldic
>shield? Had they tried to market their clan dish as MacHaggis? Carrying
>the ancient name alone would not make a court case. There must have been
And Jean Eichstedt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Try as I might, I can't see how they could have sued Clan MacDonald, unle=
>Clan had gotten into selling humbuggers. Got any evidence?
I don't recall hearing about the actual *clan* being sued as such, but
that may have slipped past me. However, there was a case a few years ago
of a Ronald McDonald who ran a cafe or chip shop in a small town up north
which traded under his own name and by implication the clan name was
being brought to question.
Now McDonalds (TM) were pretty slow in getting to Scotland compared with
the rest of the UK, but one of the first things they did was clash with
the man and try to get him to change his trading name, even though he had
been established for a good while and had the support of his community.
Additionally, there may not have been a McDonalds (TM) for 100 miles in
any direction at that point, which that may have dropped to 50 now, so
there was no doubt in anyone's mind that this was not the Golden Arches
Although it made the courts, I believe it was over quickly enough and Mr
McDonald was able to resume his occupation where he left off.
And now a link back to some Irtrad content:
The Graf Spee = 'The Grants of Strathspey'. Another noisy session that
All the best,
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