Designer and cartoonist Donald Evans is suing McDonald's for breach of copyright, alleging that his redesigns of the firm's promotional characters have been used without his permission. Evans undertook freelance work for the UK arm of the fastfood behemoth, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd, between 1986 and 2000. During this time, he says, he "developed and redrew" the Ronald McDonald and Hamburglar characters, as well as creating new figures.