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Starbucks Files Application Allowing for Stadium Naming Rights

June 11, 2021, 3:08 PM

Starbucks Corp. has filed new trademark applications that could let it use its name on a stadium, entertainment space or sports training facility.

The coffee giant is seeking to register the use of its name and familiar mermaid logo for “promoting business, sports and entertainment events of others” and “providing stadium and training facilities for sports and entertainment activities,” according to a June 2 filing.

The applications were filed noting an “intent to use” the name. Starbucks wouldn’t be able to actually receive the registered trademark until it shows proof of using it in commerce.

A spokeswoman for Starbucks declined ...

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