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Russia aims to open its own version of McDonald's with similar logo after U.S. chain pulls outIt appears Russia is working on a replacement for McDonald's restaurants in the country, complete with a logo that looks remarkably similar to the fast food chain's famous golden arches trademark.

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A trademark application was filed in Russia last week for a logo that resembles the golden arches

Sophia Harris · CBC News(Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property )

It appears Russia is working on a replacement for McDonald's restaurants in the country, complete with a logo that looks remarkably similar to the fast-food chain's famous golden arches trademark.

The move follows the announcement on March 8that the U.S.-based McDonald's would shut down its 850 locations in Russia to protest the country's invasion of Ukraine.

That decision angered Russian politicians, prompting Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the Russian State Duma, to address the matter in parliament last week, according to a report by British publication, the Express.

"McDonald's announced that they are closing. Well, good, close down!" said Volodin. "Tomorrow there won't be McDonald's, but Uncle Vanya's."

That same week, a Moscow-based patent lawyer filed for a trademark for a logorepresenting a business of "snack bars; a cafe; cafeterias; restaurants; self-service restaurants."

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