Real or Fake Coffee | Starbucks Shanghai

Starbucks in ChinaI like Starbucks, I admit, as you can count on the fact that the coffee they serve is actually coffee. The premium I pay for buying highly branded coffee is still small as my favourite is the coffee of the day. They always ask me friendly if I want a tall one but the smallest is already tall enought for me so I disappoint them and just fork out the 12 Kuai.

I heard stories there were fake versions of Starbucks in Shanghai but never gave it too much thought. I just learned there are 26 fake outlets and after 2 years of litigation the Chinese court has ordered them to stop using the similar Chinese name “Xingbake” and the similar logo.

This may mean little to the average reader but in China it might actually be a Landmark verdict. It’s not everyday that copyrights and trademarks are taken seriously here.

Source: Forbes - Link

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2 Responses to “Real or Fake Coffee | Starbucks Shanghai”

  1. patrick
    January 11th, 2006 10:44

    i have went and had coffee for several times, but never noticed which it is

  2. Fidelity Magic
    May 30th, 2010 19:56

    What is Starbucks doing with all our telephone numbers they are collecting when we try to connect to the internet? Is this really legal?
    It is for sure disgusting that Starbucks is selling our numbers to advertisers.

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