Copying Starbucks

Boing Boing reports than an Astoria, Oregon woman has been ruled to be in violation of Starbucks trademark, when she opened a coffee shop named after herself: Sambucks.

Note to Starbucks: get over it.

Anyway, this reminded me of a coffee shop we saw when we were in Vancouver, B.C. earlier this year, that was obviously copying Starbucks. It was pretty clever, yet I don’t think Starbucks could do anything about it:

Moonpennies: Coffee shop in Vancouver, B.C.