People are flocking to this dumb Starbucks. This is not your typical dumb Starbucks, this is Dumb Starbucks. The enterprising owners of this coffee shop in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles have named their business “Dumb Starbucks.” The Dumb Starbucks has the exact same logo, font, colors and menu as not dumb Starbucks.
They even sell music like Starbucks, but dumb music, such as “Dumb Norah Jones” and “Dumb Jazz Standards.”
They have gotten away with their Starbucks replica by claiming that they are doing so in parody.
The real Starbucks are already “looking into the situation,” which probably doesn’t bode well for Dumb Starbucks. Sorry, I don’t think “playing dumb” is an actual legal defense.
— Lisa Borodkin (@lisaborodkin) February 9, 2014