The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 3rd, 2021 night edition

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The two restaurants had been engaged in a bitter trademark battle over the "Big Mac" - and news broke on Tuesday that a judge ruled against the American mega-corporation.

The result of the lawsuit means that Supermac's will be allowed to expand their chain throughout the United Kingdom, and that McDonald's no longer has the right to their "Big Mac" trademark in the European Union.

The lawsuit was a result of building tensions between McDonald's and Supermac's, after McDonald's attempted to stop Supermac's from expanding their chain throughout the EU.

McDonald's argued that the name Supermac's would confuse customer's with McDonald's iconic Big Mac burger.

To make genuine use of a trademark, a company must utilize it to "guarantee the identity of the origin goods."

Evidently, the EUIPO didn't feel that naming a burger the Big Mac was sufficient evidence that McDonald's was making genuine use of their trademark.

The trademark, which has now been revoked, was originally granted to McDonald's for use in the European Union in 1996. »

White supremacists on par with ISIS as ‘top threat,’ FBI director says at Captiol riot hearing

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The FBI has formally elevated the threat from white supremacist groups to its top priority level, alongside ISIS and its network of homegrown terrorists, Mr Wray said.

To quantify the rise of domestic terrorism in the US, Mr Wray divulged that the FBI is currently working through roughly 2,000 domestic terrorism cases.

Mr Durbin asked the FBI director point-blank on Tuesday whether there were fake Trump protesters who stormed the Capitol. »

Betting on death of petrol cars, Volvo to go all electric by 2030

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Owned by Hangzhou-based Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, Volvo will launch a new family of electric cars in the next few years, all of which will be sold online only.

Volvo will include wireless upgrades and fixes for its new electric models - an approach originally pioneered by electric carmaker Tesla Inc.

In November, luxury carmaker Bentley, owned by Germany’s Volkswagen, said its models would be all electric by 2030. »

The Cherokee Nation acknowledges that descendants of people once enslaved by the tribe should also qualify as Cherokee

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The Cherokee Nation Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the tribal nation remove the phrase "by blood" from its constitution and other tribal laws.

"Freedmen rights are inherent," Cherokee Nation Supreme Court Justice Shawna S. Baker wrote in the opinion.

That expelled about 2,800 descendants of Cherokee Freedmen from the tribe, the website for the National Museum of the American Indian states. »