Back in March I wrote a blog post about the state of intellectual property protection in China and referenced the movie “Coming to America” where McDonald’s is knocked off by “McDowell’s”.
While traveling in China, I recently came across “MFC” which is a knock off of both KFC and McDonald’s!
Here is the picture of the front door, taken at a distance, as they didn’t like some American taking pictures of the inside.
If you have been to China, you will note the Chinese words used to describe MFC are in the same font as KFC China uses and the M is the “Mc” from McDonalds. The best translation would be “McTucky.” The lay out, menu and uniforms are also straight up knock offs of the two big brands.
If you want to learn more about the state of Intellectual Property in China, and how to protect yourself, check out the following blog posts, articles and video.
Wishing you successful China sourcing!
About the blogger
Written by Mike Bellamy – author of, “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” (chinasourcinginfo.org/book) and founder of PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions (www.PSSchina.com)