Chicago-based journalist A.D. Quig wrote on Twitter: “Since the Chicago-based fast-food giant shuttered its nearly 850 stores in Russia last week amid the war in Ukraine, fears have circulated that Russian parties might try to infringe on McDonald’s trademark.
“It's happening. Say hello to ‘Uncle Vanya's’.”
Since the Chicago-based fast-food giant shuttered its nearly 850 stores in Russia last week amid the war in Ukraine, fears have circulated that Russian parties might try to infringe on McDonald\u2019s trademark. \n\nIt's happening. \n\nSay hello to "Uncle Vanya's"https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/mcdonalds-russian-trademark-infrigement\u00a0\u2026
According to Russia’s Interfax news agency, the mayor of Moscow claimed this home-grown chain could replace all McDonald’s restaurants as the company has yet to announce if, or when, it will reopen its chains.
Sergey Sobyanin is also reported as saying that Uncle Vanya used 99% Russian ingredients and said it’s superior to the US brand.
Domestic fast-food chains were reportedly given 500 million rubles by Moscow's city council.
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