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Seattle based coffee house Starbucks has faced its fair share of trade mark battles over the years, the most recent being with an Indian coffee house LOL Café based in Jaipur. The claim was filed back in December 2018 and has only just been ruled upon. Starbucks alleged the LOL Café was selling a drink named “Brownie Chips Frappuccino” without Starbucks permission. The LOL Café was also using the beverage name “Frappucino” on electric menu cards at the establishment. The judge ruled in favour of Starbucks, claiming the use of the mark “Frappuccino” is dishonest and deceptive and ultimately infringes upon Starbucks trade mark. The LOL Café is now permanently restrained from using the mark the coffee shop. It has also incurred legal costs of around 13 Lakh rupees (approximately £13,193). It is to be seen if any more companies will face the wrath of Starbucks in the future. If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact the team at McDaniels Law on 0191 281 4000 or legal@mcdanielslaw.com. in: EU/International, Legal News, News, Trade Marks

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