May 2010

Imitation Isn’t Always Flattering

By | 2010-05-26T13:21:05+00:00 26 May 2010|Categories: SandBlog|Tags: , , , |

While they say “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” – a poor imitation isn’t much of a compliment.

Pictured below is a StarBox Coffe shop in Tirana, Albania, sent to me by my friend Jasper.

Star Box Coffe

Here is a shot I found on Flickr of the same place.

Star Box Coffe

I think most consumers could tell the difference between a genuine Starbucks and StarBox.

Besides, if Starbucks couldn’t win a court case in ’07 against South Korea’s Starpreya Coffee for trademark infringement – which uses the logo below – I don’t think StarBox Coffe needs to worry.