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Missouri Bar Gets Cease-And-Desist Order From Starbucks
businessinsider.com ^ | Dec. 31, 2013 | Hayley Peterson

Posted on 02/02/2014 7:17:04 PM PST by perfect stranger

Starbucks is known for aggressively going after small businesses that appear to infringe on its trademark rights.

So it was no surprise that a tiny brewpub in Missouri got a cease-and-desist letter from the coffee chain after it started selling a beer called "Frappicino."

But unlike other businesses that have quietly caved to the coffee giant's demands, Jeff Britton, owner of Exit 6 Pub and Brewery in Cottleville, responded with a sarcastic letter and a $6 check, which he claimed was his total profit from selling three pints of the beer. He posted the letters to Facebook.

Britton addressed his response to a Starbucks attorney and "Mr Bucks" and repeatedly referred to the beer throughout as the "F Word" to avoid "risk of further lawsuits."

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Hobbies; Humor
KEYWORDS: beer; cottleville; exit6pubandbrewery; frappicino; missouri; starbucks
This story can only put a smile on your face.
1 posted on 02/02/2014 7:17:04 PM PST by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger

Should have a new beer called Burnt Seattle Piss and see if they like that.


2 posted on 02/02/2014 7:30:49 PM PST by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: perfect stranger; camle; Alkhin; Professional Engineer; katana; Mr. Silverback; MadIvan; ...
They should make the place Red Dwarf themed and call it Star Bugs...

And offer beeeeeer milkshakes!

3 posted on 02/02/2014 7:41:34 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: null and void
Two Starbucks in Starbuck's.

4 posted on 02/02/2014 8:38:21 PM PST by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: perfect stranger

Crapaccino.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 9:42:26 PM PST by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, Hillary Abedin Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood. A cs p)
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