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A Bangkok coffee maker is in trouble over his logo
This coffee stall in Thailand is being sued by Starbucks.
A Thai coffee stall has been sued by Starbucks thanks to its eerily similar green-and-white logo.
The Guardian reports that a coffee stall in Bangkok has been hit with a trademark violation complaint; the green-and-white "Starbung" emblem has a man pouring coffee with the peace sign in the middle of a circle.
"My logo is halal and has a moon and a star, and is green for the color of Islam," owner Damrong Maslae told the Guardian. "Starbucks has insisted I take out the green and the words 'star' and 'coffee.' I can't do that."
Starbucks filed a cease-and-desist letter late last year, and has since filed a a petition with the international trade and central intellectual property court. The company fears that customers will believe they're purchasing Starbucks coffee.
Starbung, however, serves coffee in the Thai style, and Maslae vows to "fight them to the end."
Thread: Thai coffee vendor defies Starbucks
A Thai coffee vendor is refusing to drop his "Starbung Coffee" logo, defying legal threats by US multinational Starbucks.
Last week, a Thai law firm filed a complaint on behalf of Starbucks Coffee Company against Damrong Maslae, 44, for not complying with an injunction issued in 2012 to remove the "Starbung Coffee" logo from his sidewalk stall in the Thai capital.
The international coffee giant has demanded compensation of 300,000 baht ($A9950), plus 30,000 baht ($A995) a month in legal fees.
An initial hearing has been set for November 4.
"I will fight the case," Damrong told DPA on Wednesday.
"I may lose, because Starbucks is a big company with a lot of money, but I have already won my case in the eyes of society," he said.
"My customers, both Thais and foreigners, have given me a lot of moral support," he said.
"One client gave me 1000 baht ($A33) to help fight my case and yesterday another paid 500 baht for a cup of coffee and told me to keep the change."
Damrong, a Muslim from Krabi province in southern Thailand, insisted that his green-and-white logo, which depicts a Muslim man at its centre with crescent moons on the side, was inspired by Islam, not Starbucks.
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It’s a child!’ And the baby had blood all over his face. At that point, my mom told me to get off the phone with her and immediately call 911… The baby had ants all over the bottom of his feet. 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Darriynn Brown, meanwhile, is reportedly a friend of one of Sherrod’s children and had been seen playing with children in Sherrod’s care.Sherrod initially characterized any relationship she or her kids had with Brown, who attended the same high school as at least one of the boys living in her house, as minimal. She later told a reporter that Brown had visited her home two days before Cash’s murder, but she was out grocery shopping at the time.According to multiple neighbors, Brown was definitely not an unfamiliar face around the neighborhood. One told The Daily Beast the teen regularly played football and basketball with some of the kids who lived with Sherrod. Others said they had spotted Brown on their Ring security cameras hanging out in the area.Little information has emerged about Seagroves, who now has custody of Carter. Seagroves did not respond to multiple interview requests, but her mother, Connie Ward, told The Daily Beast this week: “We are not ready to give any kind of statement. My family is broken. It has been a nightmare listening and watching the news about our baby and stories being reported that are false.”Seagroves does not appear to have had any brushes with the law, but court records show both Sherrod and Gernon have records that include arrests for assaulting their own parents.In 2013, Sherrod pleaded guilty to attacking her mother, Lezlee Pinkerton. According to a criminal affidavit signed by Officer Glenn Burkheimer-Lubeck of the Harris County Constable’s Office, Sherrod “intentionally struck” Pinkerton in the head and chest with her hand and pulled her to the ground, then “cause[d] bodily injury” to Pinkerton “by stomping on [Pinkerton’s] toes with her feet.”“Complainant reports that she believes her toes are broken,” the affidavit says. 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It really has been difficult,” Square told The Daily Beast.“I have a 3-year-old and as we’re dealing with this and processing this, I’m learning that I have little triggers. If I see a little boy, 4, 3, 5, I will burst out crying. It’s just a trigger for me. My own daughter is like a trigger. Sometimes she’ll say something and I’ll cry.“Because even though I didn’t know that baby, he was just robbed of his life. So, it’s been really hard. It’s been really hard to just process this. And no matter how much you try to move on, you can’t unsee what you saw.”Rohrlich reported from New York, and Monacelli from Dallas.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Section 3: Market Analysis and the Competition
Demonstrate that you have thoroughly analyzed the target market and that there is enough demand for your products to make your coffee business viable. The competitive analysis includes an assessment of the competition and how your coffee business will compete in the sector.
Given the proximity to schools and office complexes, our primary target market will be students and professional business people. Both groups are heavy consumers of coffee, tea, and snacks.
Based on our customer surveys, there is a strong demand for a high-end coffee shop in a central location that serves great coffee and has both outdoor seating and available parking. The three most common complaints about the existing competition in the area are:
- Inconsistent product: Discerning customers are reluctant to become regular patrons of a coffee shop that cannot consistently serve a high-quality product.
- Lack of patio seating: Many people prefer to consume their food and beverages outdoors on a sunny day.
- Lack of parking: The lack of parking makes it difficult to attract vehicle commuters.
The local customer base consists of approximately:
- 3,000 students from two post-secondary schools
- 200 school staff
- 1,000 business people and office workers
Both schools have solid attendance and are expanding their student populations. The local business market is strong and has been relatively unaffected by previous economic downturns.
Compared to our compeition, we expect our revenues to grow strongly as we build our customer base:
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The book is packed with pictures showing celebrities that visited Eli's restaurants including Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra. Eli's Stage Deli was located in an area with many nightclubs, and its late hours made it an after-show destination for performers that got their start on Chicago's stages. The place was regularly so crowded that Eli became a master at turning over tables.
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Eli's businesses were also a favorite of politicians and newspaper columnists would talk to him in hopes of getting scoops. "Everyone told him everything," Maureen said.
The first 10 recipes in the cookbook are savory favorites from Eli's The Place for Steak including chopped liver and shrimp de jonghe. The rest of the book focuses on dessert, with chapters devoted to different batters, crusts, finishing touches and suggestions on how to combine all three from celebrities including former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, who prefers baked apple cheesecake with toasted oat and pecan streusel, and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, who likes plain cheesecake atop stroopwafel. Maureen Schulman said it's hard to go wrong with the combinations.
"I hope the book inspires a little creativity," she said. "People can mix and match. I'm not a great cook. I did a nut crust, espresso batter and chocolate ganache top. I took something out of each chapter and it turned out great."
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“Starbucks new winter menu offers a range of beverages and fan-favorite foods to help customers bring in the new year with the right choices for their lifestyle and taste preferences,” the Seattle-based coffee giant said in a statement.
The company announced that starting Tuesday, customers can order the new Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew and the Pistachio Latte at participating locations in the U.S. and Canada.
The latte, inspired by a drink first launched at Starbucks Reserve Roasteries, is made with the flavor of pistachio paired with espresso and steamed milk and finished with a salted brown buttery topping.
Starbucks also said the Kale and Portabella Mushroom Sous Vide Egg Bites and the returning Honey Almondmilk Flat White are permanent items, while a Red Velvet Loaf and the Earth Cake Pop are available for a limited time.
Additionally, Starbucks is offering two Starbucks Reserve whole bean coffees for the first time – Guatemala Huehuetenango and Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Chelelektu — to be sold at 3,200 of its U.S. stores.
“Up until now, whole bean Starbucks Reserve® coffees have been served exclusively at Starbucks Reserve Roasteries, Starbucks Reserve bars, and at select Starbucks locations,” the company said.
Starbucks said customers can find locations that carry the coffee by using its app.
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Luckily, you can apply any custom pattern you create or download on it. The ACNH community is a talented bunch, with plenty of uses for that little stall.
Check out these ACNH stall patterns to get ideas for your next island project.
15. Greenhouse Glass
This creative ACNH greenhouse pattern is great for anyone who loves plants. Create a unique greenhouse look for all the potted plants and terrariums in the game.
This ACNH stall pattern also looks great on the single panel wall that can be customized.
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Make your museum look unique with this ACNH stall pattern that features fossils, bugs, and fish. The color of the stall pattern closely matches the default brick pattern available in the game.
Use it to create a gift shop outside of your island’s museum.
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The creator who made this pattern made a few different designs that use the same base. The first is a lattice only design. The second is lattice and vines. The third is lattice and roses, which makes clever use of the vines.
This ACNH stall pattern is great for outdoor stalls in gardens and workbench areas. It also complements the Greenhouse glass pattern features up above very well for islanders with a green thumb.
12. Able Sisters Stall
This cleverly modeled pattern resembles the awning featured on the Able Sisters’ shop. Set it up nearby to allow your guests to take extra clothing items from your island. It’s a clever way to offer items to your visitors.
11. Imperial Stall Design
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10. Hanging Ivy
This creator actually has two patterns available for those who want an ivy stall pattern. The first features the pink ruffle you see in the screenshot. The second does not, making it easy to lay over any style of the stall.
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8. Pizza Stall
This cute red and yellow pattern is reminiscent of many of the pizza parlors in New York City. Set up an outdoor pizza stand on your island, or complement your movie theater set up with it.
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Even Martha Stewart makes mistakes in the kitchen!
During a recent interview for PeopleTV&aposs "One Last Thing" segment, Stewart, 79, admitted that her latest cooking mishap had just happened that morning.
"I had a guest stay overnight and I wanted to serve beautiful Ladurພ croissants that are in the freezer," she said, explaining that her oven had malfunctioned and "everything got turned on except the gas."
She continued, "So the croissants were still frozen by the time the guest came for breakfast."
After noticing the problem, Stewart said she was fortunately able to stall by whipping up some other food while waiting for the croissants.
"I had to scurry around and make some eggs, just waiting for the croissants to heat up," she said.
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The lifestyle expert is known for her delicious recipes for humans, but in her home, even her four dogs — two chow chows and two French bulldogs — get their own gourmet meals.
"I rarely, rarely, rarely feed my dogs people food," she told PEOPLE. "They get such great homemade meals twice a day that they don&apost really beg."
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Stewart hit a major milestone in her career last year, celebrating 30 years of her magazine Martha Stewart Living.
"We have prided ourselves on creating a library of content that is voluminous and useful," Stewart tells PEOPLE. "You can look up pretty much anything, and something will come up about, &aposMartha does it this way or this is how we suggest how to do it.&apos "
"That library of content is something that I&aposm extremely, extremely proud of."