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Court Dismisses Trademark Suit Vs. Starbucks

Law360 (December 17, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- Starbucks Corp. won a dismissal in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California of a trademark suit filed by smaller rival Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf over the use of the name "ice blended" to market specialty coffee beverages.

At a hearing Tuesday in Los Angeles, U.S. District Judge Manuel Real granted Starbucks' motion to dismiss the suit ahead of trial.

He invalidated the alleged "ice blended" trademark (U.S. Trademark Registration Number 1,920,010) and ordered it stricken from the principal register.

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