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Starbucks Sues Coffee Chain Over 'Freddoccino' Drink

Law360, New York (January 12, 2016, 6:31 PM EST) -- Starbucks Corp. lodged a trademark lawsuit Monday in New York federal court accusing a Canadian chain restaurant operator of ripping off the coffee giant’s Frappuccino brand with a drink called the “Freddoccino.”

Starbucks says the similarly-named frozen drink — sold at Obsidian Group Inc.’s Coffee Culture Cafe locations in Western New York — is both infringing and diluting its trademark rights in the highly lucrative Frappuccino, which had $1.5 billion in sales in the last fiscal year.

“The Freddoccino mark is similar to Starbucks’ famous Frappuccino...
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Case Information

Case Title

Starbucks Corporation v. Obsidian Group, Inc.

Case Number



New York Western

Nature of Suit



Richard J. Arcara

Date Filed

January 11, 2016

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