I have just heard the opinion that Judge Haggerty ruled in the 9th Circuit Court in the District of Oregon. The Mark Hatfield Federal Courthouse in downtown Portland 13th floor.
Judge Haggerty ruled that I willfully infringed and diluted Starbucks trademark. I have to pay Starbucks attorney fees (laughable). I am to have the name sambuck's off everything within 48 hours and the clock started ticking today (laughable). What a crock of _ _ _ _!
I have learned alot about the corporate world in the past few years and it is not pretty. I am still in shock, but it is very important that this news gets out as soon as possible.
Thanks for your support when you have stood next to me on this issue, alot of you came and visited me at my sambuck's coffeehouse, called, sent encouraging cards and just the daily updates you inquired with me and my wonderful team at sambuck's. The support is appreciated and will be for the rest of my life. I have alot of people to thank. MY ATTORNEY GAVE A STRONG CASE. I thank him for all his hard work.
sambuck's coffeehouse team