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"Macca?" (What does the nick-name 'Macca' mean?)
15 May 2011
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Zig said:

Mucca?!?!

Now THAT's funny.

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I came across two threads that were started 6 days apart on basically the same topic. The second thread began with post #15. I merged them (20 April 2014). Here's a story from the news thread about the nickname.

Ahhh Girl said
Sir Paul Mccartney In Trademark Battle

Here's the whole article

Sir Paul Mccartney is embroiled in a battle to stop a company trademarking his nickname 'MACca' for a cosmetics range.

The Beatles legend's legal team has filed an objection to a trademark application filed in London to use the name for a line of cosmetics, perfumes, hair products and soaps.

The applicant now has two months to defend the filing with the Trademark Registry in the British capital, according to U.K. newspaper the Daily Mail.

 

The article was from 26 February so the defense filing should come about a week from now, if they choose to proceed.

After reading these two (now merged into one) threads, and seeing that the nickname isn't unique to Paul, I wonder how the ruling will go.

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OK, this is a pretty ridiculous action by Paul here. Come on, Paul! It's not as though they plan to incorporate his music or combine the name Macca with some signature iconography, like the silhouette of a Hofner bass or something. I agree that it'd be different if Macca were a completely unique nickname, but it's not. And as far as I know, Charlie Watts never tried to sue Revlon for their "Charlie" line of fragrances!

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