Starbucks Wins Judgment Over 'Dabuccino' Bongs
Law360, New York (October 24, 2016, 7:49 PM EDT) -- Starbucks Corp. won a trademark and copyright infringement judgment Friday against an Oregon artist behind a line of “Dabuccino” water pipes designed to look like the chain’s Frappuccino cups.
U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright granted Starbucks a default judgment against James Landgraf, holding him liable for trademark dilution, trademark infringement and copyright infringement over the spoof pipes.
Starbucks accused Hitman Glass of ripping off its "Siren" logo on bongs to look like the chain's coffee cups. “It is clear from public statements ... that they intended to create an association with the famous mark,” the judge wrote on the question...
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