Not so McSweet
King5 reports that McDonalds is opposing a US application to register McSweet as a trade mark for pickled garnishes such as onions. The application is in the name of one Jim McCaslin, who bought the business from a man named Leo McIntyre. McCaslin has said that McDonalds has indicated that it will allow him to use the name, as long as he drops the trade mark registration.
World IP Day
It was World Intellectual Property Day over the weekend, but since it was on a Saturday, the IPKat missed it. The IPKat reckons that if the annual IP fest is to be taken seriously, there should be some way to move it to the working week if it falls at the weekend.