I called and wrote Starbucks to tell them to stop their harassment of DoubleShot Coffee Company in Tulsa. I told them that I would not purchase any of their products as long as they are threatening DoubleShot Coffee Company. The following is there response.
Dear Mr. Roemerman:My reply...
Thank you for contacting Starbucks Coffee Company.
On March 20, 2006, Starbucks Coffee Company sent a Cease and Desist letter to Doubleshot Coffee Company in Tulsa, Okla. requesting that they stop using a variation of the Starbucks DoubleShot name and trademark.
While it is always Starbucks preference and desire to resolve disputes of this nature informally, whenever possible, we will seek the assistance of the courts to protect our trademark when we are unable to resolve the matter through alternate means.
Under trademark law, companies are required to take action against infringing uses of their trademarks. Even where it may seem playful, this type of misappropriation of a company's name is both derivative and dilutive of their trademark rights.
Thank you again for taking the time to write to us.
Customer Relations Representative
Y'all don't own DoubleShot, your trademark is "Starbucks DoubleShot". Doubleshot is a common coffee term. I'm terribly disappointed that you would try to crush a little coffee shop in Tulsa. I am, whenever possible telling all my friends, family, and who ever will listen what you are doing. I'm telling everyone I know that they should not buy Starbucks.I encourage you to call and write Starbucks. Tell them to stop threatening DoubleShot Coffee Company. Instead of buying your coffee from Starbucks, buy some freshly roasted coffee from DoubleShot.
DoubleShot Coffee Company