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"Macca?" (What does the nick-name 'Macca' mean?)
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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.

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Sir Paul Mccartney In Trademark Battle

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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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Ahhh Girl said

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.

I wonder if this is the cosmetics company all this hullabaloo was about. M.A.C. Collection Notice that the MAC in the original story is capitalized.

One bit from the interview with Ellie Goulding:

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If Macca really is a common nickname that's pretty stupid of him to sue.  I hope he loses.

Oh, I see this is an old thread.  If MAC is the company, I guess he won.

Maybe I should sue everyone who has my first name.

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VERY common. The fast food chain is Maccas down here. Anything with Mc gets it at some point.

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I would talk to Macca about cats all day. He's picked a good breed there!

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Ahhh Girl said

<snip snippety snap> 

One bit from the interview with Ellie Goulding:

Tell me about your cats. "Lennon and Wallace—they are Bengals and they are naughty as hell! Wallace was named after William Wallace, a Scottish guerrilla campaign leader. And Lennon was named after John Lennon. But I didn’t name Lennon, the breeder did. I would have named him after George Harrison. I told you, I really love George Harrison!"

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I figured you and ASJ would get a kick out of that.

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trcanberra said
VERY common. The fast food chain is Maccas down here. Anything with Mc gets it at some point.

I know that an Australian nickname for the band AC/DC is "Acca Dacca." You Australians must just like "acca" sounds. 

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We also like ehh sounds and ie sounds: "Gday, can I interest Sir in a tinnie?" Given time we'd have probably called the Beatles the Beatties eh mate. I reckon.

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Expert Textpert said
If Macca really is a common nickname that's pretty stupid of him to sue.  I hope he loses.

Oh, I see this is an old thread.  If MAC is the company, I guess he won.

Maybe I should sue everyone who has my first name.

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Expert Textpert said 
 
Maybe I should sue everyone who has my first name.

Or, if you have a name spelt many different ways, sue everyone with the same name, including different spellings.

Man, lots of people seem to be getting sued tonight. Oh boy.. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

 

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Hmm...OK, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt on this one. 

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Okay, feel free to call me stupid, but I kind of read that whole MACca thing in a different way. To me, it seemed like the cosmetics company wanted to trademark the name Macca, which would mean nobody else could use it. So, Paul's people wouldn't be able to sell merchandise that have his nickname on it, but basically nobody else would be able to put the name on anything either. Perhaps I understood wrong, but I more or less interpreted the whole thing as Paul trying to stop that name from being patented, rather than wanting it to be exclusively his (which would be stupid). Also, maybe he just didn't want his name linked to a company that might test their products on animals...

I don't know. English isn't my first language, and that sort of legal stuff isn't my forte... 

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You may be correct, JPM-Fangirl. I wish we could find out more about the case.

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