McKosher is treif

May 16, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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A NSW lawyer who claims he is of Scottish/Jewish descent, has failed in a bid to register the trademark “McKosher”.

Tartan power poles in Maclean

Tartan power poles in Maclean

Mark Glaser has an office based in the northern NSW town of Maclean which prides itself in being the Scottish capital of Australia and even boasts tartan telegraph poles.

He has been involved in a trademark fight with fast food operator McDonalds.

An ABC report says that trademark applicant Mark Glaser had ancestors among whom had surnames such s McKosher, Zimmerman and Rosenthal,.

The report claims that Glaser wanted to open “a Scottish and Jewish restaurant bearing the name McKosher”.

The hearing involving the Australian Trademarks Office was told that in Jerusalem rabbis were also applying for the name “McKosher” fearing if they certified and McDonalds restaurant as being Kosher it would create confusion with those who were not certified. The Israeli matter has been referred to McDonalds’ headquarters.

Mr Glaser did not respond to J-Wire’s messages.

 

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One Response to “McKosher is treif”
  1. Eleonora Mostert says:

    Ha Ha Ha, very funny. I’ll visit the McKosher Restaurant, beats paying this darn Halal tax on everything. You wouldn’t believe how hard it is not to buy anything with Halal tax, I’m getting better at it.

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