An alleged Starbucks copycat has caught the attention of the world's largest coffee retailer and might face a copyright-infringement suit.
\nThe coffee giant's eyebrow has been raised by a local coffee shop's trademark and name -- Penland Star Coffee, or "star peninsula" in Chinese.
\nPenland Star's logo, composed of a green circle and white English words surrounding a red pattern with Chinese characters in the middle, is similar to the Starbucks logo at first glance.
\n"Compared with other coffee shops, there is a higher degree of imitation in the trademark [of Penland Star]," said Anita Jo (
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