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Cease-and-Desist Letters? South Florida Breweries Could Be Affected

Starbucks sent a cease-and-desist letter to Exit 6 Pub and Brewery in Cottleville, MO earlier this month after the mega-corporation discovered that one of the brewpub's customers named a beer 'frappicino'.

The discovery was made by the coffee giant after searching the website, Untappd, a social network for beer drinkers. The brewery's owner, Jeff Britton, sent a letter to Starbucks's lawyers in response, sarcastically stating that he will never use their ilk ever again, along with a check for $6 for using their trademark that he refers to as "the F-word".

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David Minsky is U.S. Navy veteran and Tulane graduate who has experience reporting on stories from California, South Florida, and the Deep South. He also won some journalism awards. Email or tweet David with story tips and ideas.
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