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    Starbucks Upset At Parody Store

    People line up outside "Dumb Starbucks", a parody store of the Starbucks Coffee chain, in Los Angeles, California February 10, 2014. The new coffee shop called "Dumb Starbucks" opened its doors in Los Angeles on Friday, bringing in a crowd and questions. The logo on the shop, claiming to be a parody coffee shop mocking Starbucks, looks nearly the same as the real Starbucks, but with the word "dumb" added to the title and menu items. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS) - RTX18K1J

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    You can get a Dumb Frappuccino, a Dumb Iced Coffee, and listen to Dumb Jazz Standards at Dumb Starbucks, a parody store that adds the word "dumb" to everything Starbucks. The shop opened Friday in L.A. to long lines and big laughs. But the Seattle coffee giant is not amused. "We are evaluating next steps and while we appreciate the humor, they cannot use our name, which is a protected trademark," says Zack Hutson, a spokesman for the company. But Dumb Starbucks says that the operation is legal because it is considered parody art.

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