McDonald’s vs Supermac’s: How McDonald’s Lost the BIG MAC Trademark

http://traffic.libsyn.com/badideas/BIG_MAC.mp3 Supermac’s and McDonald’s battle started when McDonald’s filed an objection to Supermac’s planned expansion in the EU. That much, like it or not, was business as usual. But the battle turned into a war when McDonald’s tried to take the trademark for one of Supermac’s signature dishes, the Snack Box. Supermac’s next move was,…

CED: When Video Went Vinyl – Bad Ideas with Al and Tony

RCA released the CED (aka Selectevision) in 1981 at the height of the format wars, but the “video on a record” format had been in development for decades by that point. When RCA started researching the technology it made sense to try to tap the home video market with new technology, but by the time…