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Fast food giant McDonald’s has been challenged to a High Court battle by a commercial artist who claims that the burger chain’s use of corporate logos is in “flagrant breach of copyright”
Allen & Overy (A&O) is acting on behalf of designer and cartoonist Don Evans, whose drawings of Ronald McDonald and the Ham-burglar have been used all over the world since the 1980s, when they were updated by the artist. Evans is being represented by A&O’s intellectual property (IP) partner Robert Barry and leading IP silk Henry Carr QC, a tenant of 11 South Square. They claim that some of Evans’ images were reproduced without his permission. Barry has acted for Evans “for a number of years” and said that the case was of interest because “it concerns ownership in images of characters which have become worldwide corporate icons of McDonald’s”. Wragge & Co is understood to be representing McDonald’s, which is vigorously defending the claim.