McClusky Vs. McDonalds ... Copyright Compromise?
February 5, 2010 at 3:40 PM (PT)
LAUREN MCCLUSKY, the teenaged daughter of longtime indie JEFF McCLUSKY, has been contacted by fast-food giant MCDONALD'S over a dispute over her attempt to copyright a charity concert name MCFEST.
According to WALLETPOP, MCDONALD'S officials requested a meeting to resolve the matter and move forward. MCCLUSKY tentatively agreed to speak with MCDONALD'S executives by video conference within the next two weeks.
MCCLUSKY, whose MCFEST concerts have raised more than $30,000 for SPECIAL OLYMPICS, had faced a MONDAY deadline with the U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE to answer MCDONALD'S objections after she tried to trademark the MCFEST name -- which is currently owned by MCDONALD'S.
"We're really enthusiastic that there's an opportunity between LAUREN and MCDONALD'S to grow and enhance an event that benefits Special Olympics and perhaps MCDONALD'S," JEFF MCCLUSKY said in a prepared statement. "We look forward to a positive solution that will help even more kids than LAUREN had ever dared to imagine."