Video of Uncle Vanya a McDonald’s Knock Off Store Opening in Russia
McDonald’s has shuttered its doors in Russia, joining a slew of corporations that have left the nation since its invasion of Ukraine prompted Western sanctions. Uncle Vanya, a local alternative, looks to be gearing up to take a bite out of the Russian burger sector — with a suspiciously identical logo.
According to a March 12 trademark petition, Uncle Vanya’s yellow and red design is nearly identical to McDonald’s famed Golden Arches, but is angled 90 degrees to the right. They are part of the Cyrillic alphabet letter “B,” which corresponds to the “V” in “Vanya.”
Trademark squatting has begun in Russia.
On March 12th, a trademark application was filed for the McDonald's logo with the words "Uncle Vanya."
The Russian State Duma had earlier suggested that Russia would replace all McDonald's with "Uncle Vanya's."
— Josh Gerben (@JoshGerben) March 16, 2022
Video of Uncle Vanya McDonald’s Knock Off Store Opening in Russia