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(Daily Mail)   Burger King's latest sandwich: Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame bun (w/num num pics)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 228
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2013-11-05 11:41:39 PM
Anyone taking bets on how long before McDonald's files a copyright infringement lawsuit? Unless I'm mistaken there appears to be a copyright symbol next to the word "Mac" in the image.


www.perezfox.com
 
2013-11-06 12:09:20 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Anyone taking bets on how long before McDonald's files a copyright infringement lawsuit? Unless I'm mistaken there appears to be a copyright symbol next to the word "Mac" in the image.


[www.perezfox.com image 410x341]


Good question, but I doubt it would have gotten this far without protest if anything was going to come up, I'm sure McDonalds and BK both have a pretty good idea about what the other is going to roll out before the public does.

BK is also bringing their McRib clone back, though apparently with a different bun.  I had one the first time they rolled it out, and it was actually pretty good, certainly better than any of the fast food 'pulled pork' sandwiches which always seem to be absolutely saturated with sticky sweet sauce.
 
2013-11-06 12:09:45 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Anyone taking bets on how long before McDonald's files a copyright infringement lawsuit? Unless I'm mistaken there appears to be a copyright symbol next to the word "Mac" in the image.


[www.perezfox.com image 410x341]


You can't copyright a joke, or a recipe. You can copyright the language of a recipe or slogan; so if they did a ad that actually said "two, all beef patties..etc". Or something that really calls back to another product like a big "bigmackie' burger. etc, they'd be sued.

I might have missed something....but there's nothing that BK is doing to compare it to Big Mac...but rather the press and critics.
 
2013-11-06 12:16:16 AM
At least McDowell's had the courtesy to leave the seeds off of the Big Mick.
 
2013-11-06 12:16:23 AM
A Big Mac has 29 grams of fat
A Big King has 29 grams of fat

Rock N Roll McDonaldsBurger King
Rock N Roll McDonaldsBurger King
Rock N Roll McDonaldsBurger King
Rock N Roll McDonaldsBurger King

Rock over London
Rock on Chicago
Wheaties, breakfast of champions
 
2013-11-06 12:32:08 AM

optikeye: Bathia_Mapes: Anyone taking bets on how long before McDonald's files a copyright infringement lawsuit? Unless I'm mistaken there appears to be a copyright symbol next to the word "Mac" in the image.


[www.perezfox.com image 410x341]

You can't copyright a joke, or a recipe. You can copyright the language of a recipe or slogan; so if they did a ad that actually said "two, all beef patties..etc". Or something that really calls back to another product like a big "bigmackie' burger. etc, they'd be sued.

I might have missed something....but there's nothing that BK is doing to compare it to Big Mac...but rather the press and critics.


Being told they can't has never stopped McDonald's from suing people for supposed infringement. Some years ago they tried to sue Lord Macdonald who owned and operated an island bed and breakfast in Scotland. The business and title had been in his family for years, but that didn't deter McDonald's from suing. They lost.
 
2013-11-06 12:47:57 AM
i162.photobucket.com

"They've got the Big Mac, we've got the Big Mick"
 
2013-11-06 02:39:16 AM

TuteTibiImperes: BK is also bringing their McRib clone back, though apparently with a different bun.  I had one the first time they rolled it out, and it was actually pretty good, certainly better than any of the fast food 'pulled pork' sandwiches which always seem to be absolutely saturated with sticky sweet sauce.


It was terrible.  The artificial smoke flavor in the meat overwhelmed the sauce.  It could have worked with more pickles and onions, but BK cheaped out on that.
 
2013-11-06 03:19:56 AM
Burger King is farking gross.
 
2013-11-06 03:24:58 AM
Popped on to paraphrase Weslry Willis, got beaten to the punch.

/suck a cheetah's dick
 
2013-11-06 03:26:42 AM
I ate one of those earlier today. It was ok.
 
2013-11-06 03:27:45 AM

CruiserTwelve: [i162.photobucket.com image 400x200]

"They've got the Big Mac, we've got the Big Mick"


CruiserTwelve: [i162.photobucket.com image 400x200]

"They've got the Big Mac, we've got the Big Mick"


But they use a sesame seed bun.
 
2013-11-06 03:32:00 AM
All of it's gross.
 
2013-11-06 03:32:24 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Anyone taking bets on how long before McDonald's files a copyright infringement lawsuit? Unless I'm mistaken there appears to be a copyright symbol next to the word "Mac" in the image.


[www.perezfox.com image 410x341]


You're confusing copyright and trademark.

You cannot copyright a name, but you can trademark one -- that's what the symbol indicates.

Further, you cannot copyright a recipe (though you can copyright the directions to the extent to block someone from reproducing them, but you couldn't stop someone from reprinting the ingredients and writing their own original directions).
 
2013-11-06 03:33:39 AM
Since then, 3G has moved CEO Bernardo Hees on to another assignment over in Pittsburgh, where he's heading up H.J. Heinz. 3G bought the ketchup maker with Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. In Mr Hees' place, 3G installed another one its principals, Daniel Schwartz, who was 32 at the time.

Jesus, CEO of Burger King at 32 years old? That's crazy.

optikeye: Bathia_Mapes: Anyone taking bets on how long before McDonald's files a copyright infringement lawsuit? Unless I'm mistaken there appears to be a copyright symbol next to the word "Mac" in the image.


[www.perezfox.com image 410x341]

You can't copyright a joke, or a recipe. You can copyright the language of a recipe or slogan; so if they did a ad that actually said "two, all beef patties..etc". Or something that really calls back to another product like a big "bigmackie' burger. etc, they'd be sued.

I might have missed something....but there's nothing that BK is doing to compare it to Big Mac...but rather the press and critics.


Not copyright, but theft of trade secrets and unfair business competition if you can prove they copied a recipe exactly. Restaurants and various food enterprises have been known to sue rivals for stealing recipes. Kfarkeeps its supposed recipe under lock and key.
 
2013-11-06 03:33:43 AM

Kuroboom: I ate one of those earlier today. It was ok.


How many minutes before you threw up or got a screaming case of Montezuma's Revenge?

/seriously can't eat anything from Burger King; an X loved to eat there but burgers, fish, chicken, even just 5-6 fries and I am sick within 25 minutes to a few hours. i USED to eat there when in High School at least 2-3 times a month... no idea wtf they changed

Back to article... seriously have to wonder how they can legally get away with a blatant copy like that... If I was actually a fan of BK, this would literally tick me off enough to cause me to go eat someplace else.
 
2013-11-06 03:34:55 AM

TheMega: Kuroboom: I ate one of those earlier today. It was ok.

How many minutes before you threw up or got a screaming case of Montezuma's Revenge?

/seriously can't eat anything from Burger King; an X loved to eat there but burgers, fish, chicken, even just 5-6 fries and I am sick within 25 minutes to a few hours. i USED to eat there when in High School at least 2-3 times a month... no idea wtf they changed

Back to article... seriously have to wonder how they can legally get away with a blatant copy like that... If I was actually a fan of BK, this would literally tick me off enough to cause me to go eat someplace else.


You're not the only one. Bk makes me puke within ~30min.
 
2013-11-06 03:36:24 AM

HotWingAgenda: Kfarkeeps


Thank you Fark for creating a new kind of filter pwn. Kay Eff Cee keeps its supposed recipe under lock and key.
 
2013-11-06 03:40:09 AM

Bathia_Mapes: optikeye: Bathia_Mapes: Anyone taking bets on how long before McDonald's files a copyright infringement lawsuit? Unless I'm mistaken there appears to be a copyright symbol next to the word "Mac" in the image.


[www.perezfox.com image 410x341]

You can't copyright a joke, or a recipe. You can copyright the language of a recipe or slogan; so if they did a ad that actually said "two, all beef patties..etc". Or something that really calls back to another product like a big "bigmackie' burger. etc, they'd be sued.

I might have missed something....but there's nothing that BK is doing to compare it to Big Mac...but rather the press and critics.

Being told they can't has never stopped McDonald's from suing people for supposed infringement. Some years ago they tried to sue Lord Macdonald who owned and operated an island bed and breakfast in Scotland. The business and title had been in his family for years, but that didn't deter McDonald's from suing. They lost.


That has to do with trademarks, not copyrights.

Unlike copyright law, trademark law favors big business over the small guy, so McDonalds probably had a half decent shot (but to be clear, US trademark law favors big businesses more than the law does in most other countries).
 
2013-11-06 03:41:43 AM

HotWingAgenda: HotWingAgenda: Kfarkeeps

Thank you Fark for creating a new kind of filter pwn. Kay Eff Cee keeps its supposed recipe under lock and key.


Kfarkentucky Fried Chicken.

/test
 
2013-11-06 03:44:23 AM

cyberspacedout: CruiserTwelve: [i162.photobucket.com image 400x200]

"They've got the Big Mac, we've got the Big Mick"

CruiserTwelve: [i162.photobucket.com image 400x200]

"They've got the Big Mac, we've got the Big Mick"

But they use a sesame seed bun.


Sir, did you happen to catch the professional football contest on television last night?
In the end, the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big "H".
It was a most ripping victory.
 
2013-11-06 03:47:26 AM

HotWingAgenda: Not copyright, but theft of trade secrets and unfair business competition if you can prove they copied a recipe exactly. Restaurants and various food enterprises have been known to sue rivals for stealing recipes. Kfarkeeps its supposed recipe under lock and key.


copying =/ theft.

That's why Coca Cola cannot sue all of the companies that make knock-off versions of it.

It would only be unfair business competition if it confused people who sought out to buy a big mac -- so if it took sales away from the big mac by utilizing the big mac name.
 
2013-11-06 03:53:01 AM

TheMega: Back to article... seriously have to wonder how they can legally get away with a blatant copy like that... If I was actually a fan of BK, this would literally tick me off enough to cause me to go eat someplace else.


The law permits copying.

Think of it this way: how insane would it be if McDonald's had the monopoly on double patty burgers with the word "big" in the name?
 
2013-11-06 03:57:30 AM

Public Savant: cyberspacedout: CruiserTwelve: [i162.photobucket.com image 400x200]

"They've got the Big Mac, we've got the Big Mick"

CruiserTwelve: [i162.photobucket.com image 400x200]

"They've got the Big Mac, we've got the Big Mick"

But they use a sesame seed bun.

Sir, did you happen to catch the professional football contest on television last night?
In the end, the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big "H".
It was a most ripping victory.


If you want to keep working here, stay off the drugs.
 
2013-11-06 04:00:00 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Being told they can't has never stopped McDonald's from suing people for supposed infringement. Some years ago they tried to sue Lord Macdonald who owned and operated an island bed and breakfast in Scotland. The business and title had been in his family for years, but that didn't deter McDonald's from suing. They lost.


That's not how it went down, or at least there's no case like you describe.  They served legal papers to a scottish woman named Mary Blair who named her sandwich shop McMunchies.  They offered to pay for new signage.  She gave in because she wouldn't have been able to afford the case, but not before Lord MacDonald wrote up some meaningless bluster about his clan and some dude named Ronald McDonald got publicity saying his name was stolen by a clown.    All fun and games but no, they didn't lose.

They have lost other cases against people actually named Mc or MacDonalds who are the actual owners of family restaurants with their name on it.
 
2013-11-06 04:00:32 AM

Public Savant: In the end, the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big "H".


No, they didn't. A "Y", maybe. Not an "H" though.
 
2013-11-06 04:01:28 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: TheMega: Kuroboom: I ate one of those earlier today. It was ok.

How many minutes before you threw up or got a screaming case of Montezuma's Revenge?

/seriously can't eat anything from Burger King; an X loved to eat there but burgers, fish, chicken, even just 5-6 fries and I am sick within 25 minutes to a few hours. i USED to eat there when in High School at least 2-3 times a month... no idea wtf they changed

Back to article... seriously have to wonder how they can legally get away with a blatant copy like that... If I was actually a fan of BK, this would literally tick me off enough to cause me to go eat someplace else.

You're not the only one. Bk makes me puke within ~30min.


Curious: that's my experience with BK as well. Thought it was only something weird with the local franchise.
 
2013-11-06 04:01:55 AM

thornhill: Bathia_Mapes: Anyone taking bets on how long before McDonald's files a copyright infringement lawsuit? Unless I'm mistaken there appears to be a copyright symbol next to the word "Mac" in the image.


[www.perezfox.com image 410x341]

You're confusing copyright and trademark.

You cannot copyright a name, but you can trademark one -- that's what the symbol indicates.

Further, you cannot copyright a recipe (though you can copyright the directions to the extent to block someone from reproducing them, but you couldn't stop someone from reprinting the ingredients and writing their own original directions).


Yeah, I think that's an ®  and not a © .
 
2013-11-06 04:05:46 AM
If BK uses a couple of the mini-pattis the same size as MDs does for the Big Mac, this burger will be a bust.

If they swing for the fences and absorb a little margin by using more beef though, it could be a winner.

/ will give it a try
// missed it the first time around
 
2013-11-06 04:09:22 AM
Fast food kills you. Go ahead and eat it.
 
2013-11-06 04:15:49 AM
Bacontastesgood:
They have lost other cases against people actually named Mc or MacDonalds who are the actual owners of family restaurants with their name on it.

Ask the McDonald Brothers how that worked out for them.
 
2013-11-06 04:19:06 AM
fewer calories
less sodium
less cholesterol
and the same amount of fat
does that include the fudge on those numbers?
 
2013-11-06 04:23:23 AM

thornhill: HotWingAgenda: Not copyright, but theft of trade secrets and unfair business competition if you can prove they copied a recipe exactly. Restaurants and various food enterprises have been known to sue rivals for stealing recipes. Kfarkeeps its supposed recipe under lock and key.

copying =/ theft.

That's why Coca Cola cannot sue all of the companies that make knock-off versions of it.

It would only be unfair business competition if it confused people who sought out to buy a big mac -- so if it took sales away from the big mac by utilizing the big mac name.


I typed that correctly the first time. They would have to prove that someone committed a theft of the recipe and used it to make a copy of the product. Simply deducing the process to make a similar product isn't something you can sue someone for. There's a fun anecdote of a guy that once stole Coca-Cola's recipe and tried to sell it to Pepsi. Pepsi knew what would happen to them if they accepted it, so they turned the guy in themselves.
 
2013-11-06 04:31:14 AM
If you could copyright a couple of flat burgers slapped between two hunks of white bread and slathered with tasteless generic condiments....we'd all be better off that McDonald's was the only one who had it.
 
2013-11-06 04:34:41 AM
Two all beef patties
some kinda sauce
pickles and onions
and some other stuff too
WOO WOO
 
2013-11-06 04:37:35 AM
"Big King"?  Lame.
They should have called it "The Dictator", or "The Despot".
 
2013-11-06 04:37:35 AM
Two obese Patties, Special Ross, Lester Sleaze pickin' his bunions on a Sesame Street bus.
 
2013-11-06 04:39:41 AM
10-15 years ago McDonalds offered a California Burger which a copy of an In and Out Burger. It wasn't awful.
 
2013-11-06 04:40:39 AM
Here's what I had for lunch today.

img.fark.net

A little more expensive, but a lot more satisfying.
 
2013-11-06 04:44:19 AM
It just wouldn't be a fast food thread without all the delicate little snowflakes who get the squirts and puke their guts out just because they ate a little fast food.

Seriously, what the hell is wrong with you people? Maybe you need to start eating some Activia or something.
 
2013-11-06 04:48:43 AM
meanwhile, in bellevue, nebraska...
omavore.omaha.com
 
2013-11-06 04:49:17 AM
A while back, they had a McRib knockoff here too. I really wish they had kept it. That'd have hurt McD's in a big way.
 
2013-11-06 04:49:52 AM

DanZero: A Big Mac has 29 grams of fat
A Big King has 29 grams of fat

Rock N Roll McDonaldsBurger King
Rock N Roll McDonaldsBurger King
Rock N Roll McDonaldsBurger King
Rock N Roll McDonaldsBurger King

Rock over London
Rock on Chicago
Wheaties, breakfast of champions


I miss that man something fierce
 
2013-11-06 04:51:43 AM
What's the point of dolling up the pics for the article when everyone knows damn well 100 times out of 100 if they go to get one it will resemble some low resolution slop-burger plastered on the page of a low budget diner menu.

/yeah I know, it's all about the presentation.
//and the packaging.
 
2013-11-06 04:59:00 AM
McDonalds fries rock. Otherwise both Mickey D's and Burger King suck.

/that's just like, my opinion, man
 
2013-11-06 05:00:21 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: TheMega: Kuroboom: I ate one of those earlier today. It was ok.

How many minutes before you threw up or got a screaming case of Montezuma's Revenge?

/seriously can't eat anything from Burger King; an X loved to eat there but burgers, fish, chicken, even just 5-6 fries and I am sick within 25 minutes to a few hours. i USED to eat there when in High School at least 2-3 times a month... no idea wtf they changed

Back to article... seriously have to wonder how they can legally get away with a blatant copy like that... If I was actually a fan of BK, this would literally tick me off enough to cause me to go eat someplace else.

You're not the only one. Bk makes me puke within ~30min.


I don't know what the hell you two are biatchin' about. I love me a BK triple whopper with cheese, some onion r--BBBBAAAARRRRFFFF.

/Seriously: Triple Whopper with cheese, mayo, and ketchup--I love that
//Only go to McDonald's for the McNuggets and fries
///DON'T JUDGE ME
 
2013-11-06 05:01:05 AM

TheMega: Kuroboom: I ate one of those earlier today. It was ok.

How many minutes before you threw up or got a screaming case of Montezuma's Revenge?


I've got a pretty sturdy stomach.
 
2013-11-06 05:02:10 AM

JerkyMeat: Fast food kills you. Go ahead and eat it.



Life kills you. Go ahead and live it.
 
2013-11-06 05:02:25 AM

Warchild: McDonalds fries rock.


Meh, McD's fries were good when they were still frying them in beef tallow (which was a long time ago).
Nowadays they're pretty pedestrian.
 
2013-11-06 05:07:33 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Here's what I had for lunch today.

[img.fark.net image 850x634]


I don't wish to alarm you but there was mayonnaise on your burger.
and sodas on the table.
and ketchup.
and a pickle that looks like it had the misfortune of being caught in a mousetrap.
 
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