Sunday, 15 Jul 2012
When Mario Ziervogel opened a fast-food outlet in Berlin serving currywurst his mother, Waltraud Ziervogel, took him to court over his plans to name the outlet 'Ziervogel's Cult Curry - since 1960'.
Her lawyer argued that Mario, aged 48, was not even born in 1960, when the family restaurant, Konnopke's Imbiss, introduced the fried pork sausage in ketchup and curry powder to East Germany.
The court ruled that Mario could call his restaurant 'Ziervogel's Cult Curry', but must drop the 'since 1960' words.
Waltraud, whose restaurant is just round the corner from her son's, announced at the hearing that she was revoking her son's inheritance rights and would leave the business instead to her daughter.