Trademark News & Screw-ups Starbucks, Brooklyn cafe settle spat over unicorn drinks

Your trademark may not stop someone with deep pockets from attempting to use it without your permission. But it can result in quite a settlement... Given that Starbucks had to actually buy the company that had owned Frappucino trademark in the first place, it's kind of ironic that "Unicorn Frappucino" is basically a mashup of two brands that Starbucks did not come up with and had to pay up for.

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