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The McDonald's Symbol

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The McDonald's Symbol

On September 13, 1961, the McDonald's Corporation filed a logo trademark on an overlapping, double arched "M" symbol.

The overlapping double arched "M" symbol logo was temporarily disfavored by September 6, 1962, when a trademark was filed for a single arch, shaped over many of the early McDonald's restaurants in the early years. Although the "Golden Arches" appeared in various forms, the present form as a letter "M" did not appear until November 18, 1968, when the company applied for a U.S. trademark.

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Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Corporate Brands.

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