Legal News: Fast-food behemoth McDonalds, one of the principle sponsors of the London 2012 games, is suing Mo Farah for his celebratory ‘M’ pose – which they say is a copyright infringement of their own logo.

“This is just a direct copy of the golden arches, the well-known trademark of McDonalds,” says lawyer Mervin Van Baker.

“Surveys show it is recognised as such by 96% of the world’s population. Tribes in the Amazon who eat shit for breakfast and let their dangly bits do the talking know that ‘M’ means happy kids and unlimited BBQ sauce.”

While Mo’s managers insist the pose ‘is just a bit of fun’ and has ‘nothing to do with nuggets’, McDonalds assert that he was insinuating to the world that he was ‘lovin’ it’, and should therefore pay the company for the expression of joy – their patented emotion.

“We’ve got joy, Nike have got determination and Coca-Cola own surprise/excitement,” Van Baker continues.

“Every day, people all over the world pirate those emotions without paying. Finally we have someone with their fingers in the till.”

Reports that Strongbow are to sue Usain Bolt remain unconfirmed.

Story: Jasper Gibson

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6 Responses

  • hello

    What next the YMCA song? :P

    August 15, 2012 at 10:49 pm
  • Wayne

    What a bunch of McNuggets!

    August 16, 2012 at 8:02 am
  • Lynn Yee

    Boycott McDonald for Pirating the Human Non Verbal Language which existed thousands of years ago. Since when anyone uses your sign language. STOP THE BULLYING OF MO FARAH OUR OLYMPIC HERO. Boycott McDonald’s !

    August 16, 2012 at 4:01 pm
  • Fat Boy Swim

    Well people want to get a grip. This actually came from the TV programme A League of Their Own to which the host James Courden suggested that Mo should have a stance as does Bolt……this is the idea they came up with M for Mo. Watch the programme and let them see it in court.

    August 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm
  • Melecia

    Really now? That doesn’t look anything like the McD’s M! Give me a break. I hope Kitt Katt doesn’t sue me.

    September 3, 2012 at 5:02 am
  • luke

    what a load of made up crap this is, it sounds as if you have some very reliable sources.

    December 4, 2013 at 1:52 pm