Big Green’s Ethiopian trademark problem

maxwell-house.jpgThe Australian reports that earlier news about a resolution of Starbucks’ trademark problems with the Ethiopian coffee thing was perhaps over-caffeinated.

UPDATE:  Have things perked up since then?  Or simmered down?  I simply don’t have grounds to say.  But from the looks of it, these guys do.


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Author:Ron Coleman

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