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  1. Starbucks sues in Shanghai cafe sign spat

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih United States coffee giant Starbucks Corp is suing a Shanghai-based cafe for trademark infringement, alleging that its logo and brand name have been copied. The case is expected to be heard in the Second Intermediate People's Court of Shanghai in April, according to Starbucks' Hong Kong-based law firm Baker & McKenzie. Baker & McKenzie partner ...

  2. Practice and theory

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill, SHANGHAI Wang Jinlong is exactly the kind of person China wants to attract. A graduate of Columbia Law School, he worked for two big US legal firms and then Starbucks, where he headed its international operations. In the autumn of 2000, he gave up his post at Starbucks and moved here, where he is president of Shanghai Buddies, which he plans to turn ...

  3. Seattle's special brew

    Posted Aug 19th 2004, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... Coffee and music provide an uplifting experience at the original starbucks, writes Lee Wing-sze What Do you associate the American city of Seattle with? The Hollywood blockbuster Sleepless in Seattle, starring Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan? In fact, the city is the birthplace of coffee giant Starbucks. In Seattle's bustling Pike Place Market, you can find ...

  4. Brews on the boil

    Posted Jun 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of caffeine-high locusts (Starbucks has 7,500 outlets worldwide), the Hong Kong coffee scene was quietly simmering, dominated by two main players, market leader Starbucks and No2 player Pacific Coffee. ... Tsui. The brand promises to give Starbucks and Pacific Coffee a run for their money. 'We were looking at getting into the Hong Kong market in 1999, but we ended up going to Manila ...

  5. Too much caffeine

    Posted Jun 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to its detractors as the 'Big Green'. Yes, I am talking about Starbucks, the coffee house chain that has taken over not just Manhattan but the entire United States, and is now tackling ... will cannibalise another, whether the Starbucks experience will lose any cachet that it might have had. So far that has not been the case. And yet, I have started to spot the first signs that it is losing ...

  6. Save the earth and your exchequer

    Posted Jun 29th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Sitting at a cafe in an Admiralty shopping mall, Roy Tam Hoi-pong takes mental notes in his 'environmental notebook'. The air-conditioning is not as cold as it used to be- a plus. None of the cups used by Starbucks patrons can be recycled- a minus. These are the sort of things that often go through the 24-year-old's mind. As the founder of green group, ...


    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... COFFEE: It can save you money: If you drink five cups a day, you could be spending $500 on coffee over a working week, based on the average price of about $20 a cup in Starbucks or Pacific Coffee. ...

  8. Just a friend?

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Cynthia Yeung

    ... Cynthia Yeung Sipping a raspberry frappuccino in a bustling branch of Starbucks, you laugh as he regales you with stories of university life in Canada. You wonder, however, at his choice of beverage: decaf in the mecca of caffeine? Interesting. Even more intriguing is his appearance; he looks less and less Asian every time you see him. Now, he seems almost mixed. You'd guess he ...

  9. Hyundai pays high price to win back trademark rights

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that have not been registered in China.' Last month US-based coffee shop chain Starbucks filed a lawsuit against a Shanghai cafe. Starbucks entered mainland China in May 2000, but not before the Shanghai cafe registered the name Xingbake Cafe, the translation of Starbucks. 'The only solution is for companies who feel [trademarks have been] infringed to plead to the trademark office, ...

  10. Theme cafes in Seoul

    Posted Aug 29th 2004, 12:00am by Christina Pfeiffer

    ... www.occultbar.com). Starbucks Hi-tech cafes are popping up everywhere in Seoul, and the biggest is the multi-storey Mega Starbucks cafe in Myeongdong. Believed to be the world's largest Starbucks ... Starbucks fare, the menu carries green tea frapuccinos and sweet-potato cake. A cappuccino costs $3.85. (24, Chungmuro 1-Ga, Jung-Gu, tel: 82 2 3015 1804, www.starbucks.com.) TTL Zone ...




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