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Dumb Starbucks: Funny, yes. But is it legal? (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 09 Feb 2014
A legal tempest is brewing in the Starbucks teapot as it became clear late Monday that the Dumb Starbucks pop-up store that appeared in Los Angeles over the weekend was not the real thing but a parody produced by a Comedy Central TV host, Nathan ...
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Buy Coffee, Sell Starbucks

Seeking Alpha - 23 Jun 2017
Money managers, known as dumb money at price inflection points, are net short 33,433 contracts as of June 13th according to the CFTC. Compared against the last two decades, this represents the largest short position recorded. The irony is that when ...
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Nathan For You: Canada's finest delivers unique business satire

The Australian - 01 Jun 2017
And in 2014 he attempted “fair use” of Starbucks name and logo by opening a cafe with the word “dumb” preceding every title and product: Dumb Starbucks, dumb grande mochas, CDs for sale of duets by dumb Nora Jones (sic) next to the cash register.
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Welcome to Dumb Starbucks, How Can We Help You?

Huffington Post - 17 Nov 2015
Nearly two years ago, on February 7th, 2014, a small strange coffee shop opened. The coffee shop, purposefully named “Dumb Starbucks,” gained the attention of a confused few, who mistook it for the actual Starbucks, but overall flew under the radar.
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Starbucks Forces 'Star Box' Coffee Shop to Change Its Name

Eater - 16 Mar 2017
It's not the first time Starbucks has sicced its legal team on a similarly named coffee shop: In 2014, it ordered a headline-making LA coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks to stop using its name. Dumb Starbucks turned out to be a stunt propagated by ...
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Starbucks 'aware' of Dumb Starbucks, 'evaluating next steps'

Los Angeles Times - 10 Feb 2014
Dumb Starbucks, the parody coffee shop in Los Feliz that launched a thousand tweets (and probably more), has caught the eye of the green monster to the north from which it takes its name. Starbucks Corp., only the largest coffeehouse chain in the world ...
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Dumb Starbucks and the Art of the Hoax

New Yorker - 17 Feb 2014
Last weekend, a pop-up shop called Dumb Starbucks appeared in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, five miles east of the Hollywood Hills. It seemed like any other Starbucks store, but it gave away “dumb” versions of items sold by the Seattle-based coffee giant ...
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Nathan Fielder Talks 'Dumb Starbucks' And Pranking Instagram

RollingStone.com - 24 Jul 2014
The show picked up a bit of steam through word of mouth, and then this past February the media learned about a new Los Angeles coffee house called "Dumb Starbucks." Its origins were initially mysterious, but word soon got out it was from an in-progress ...
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Nathan Fielder returns with Season 2 of Nathan for You

Toronto Star - 30 Jun 2014
The deadpan comedian behind the infamous Dumb Starbucks store in L.A. insists the stunt was simply a shrewd business plan, allowing him to use the coffee corporation's logo while protected under parody law. “A lot of people were critical or saying ...

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