Starbucks Wins Lawsuit Over Bongs That Look Like Frappuccinos
Apparently the company doesn’t want its image associated with weed paraphernalia
Starbucks’ latest court battle involves an unlikely subject: bongs.
The coffee giant has prevailed in a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit involving a line of bongs (err, “water pipes”) mimicking Starbucks Frappuccino cups. Bearing the name “Dabuccino,” the glass vessels feature a mouthpiece that resembles the company’s signature green straws and a logo that looks just like the Starbucks siren — except in this case, she’s wearing a headdress made of pot leaves.
In the suit, Starbucks argued that the defendants “willfully intended to create an association with