John Saffran's McDonalds Patent In Iraq

Australian comedian/prankster John Saffran is seen in the special features of the TV show “Music Jamboree” to register the McDonald’s company name in Iraq. (Which at the time there were trade sanctions against Iraq for American companies.)

The question is, does anyone know if this was real, or alternatively how to check Iraqi company registrations.

Thanks for your replies.

First of all, that’s not a patent, that’s a trademark. :wink: