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Date: 12/31/13 05:54 PM

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    ledgehead Male 40-49
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    December 31, 2013 at 5:54 pm
    Link: F Word, Starbucks - Mmmm beer!
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    December 31, 2013 at 6:19 pm
    We had one of those silly arse rows a few years ago about my local kebab shop. It was pointed out that KFC do not offer kebabs, therefore there was no infringement.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 31, 2013 at 9:12 pm
    I`ve never even been in a Starbucks, but I`ve had their coffee, and I thought it tasted like used transmission fluid.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 31, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Does the sandwich shop around the corner get to name something Big Mac ? Of course not. And you can`t steal Starbucks stuff either. I hate SBucks but this is obvious.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    January 1, 2014 at 3:14 am
    Until this I didn`t know Frappuccino was a made up word for a product, I thought it was a general coffee term like Cappuccino or Espresso.
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    Eyeage Male 30-39
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    January 1, 2014 at 7:39 am
    I actually know Jeff. His bar/brew pub is about 3 minutes from my house. Funny how this thing has gotten such recognition.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    January 1, 2014 at 7:55 am
    Excellent response to corporate shenanigans.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    January 1, 2014 at 12:48 pm
    I agree with Gerry, this one is a no brainer. People can bitch about it but you can`t do what he did. Open a restaurant and try service a Whopper, you`ll get sued so fast you won`t know what happened.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    January 1, 2014 at 2:39 pm
    Does the sandwich shop around the corner get to name something Big Mac ? Of course not. And you can`t steal Starbucks stuff either. I hate SBucks but this is obvious.

    On top of that, companies have a legal requirement to enforce their IP rights even if it doesn`t matter, even if the products aren`t the same (e.g. beer instead of coffee). You can lose a trademark if you don`t enforce it.

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