News agency Reuters has reported that Ethiopia has obtained trade mark rights for its specialty Harar and Sidamo coffee names. During 2007 the African coffee-producing country had a lengthy dispute with Starbucks Corp over the use of the two names in the United States. Ethiopia has now signed agreements with 60 global firms to distribute its coffees.
Monday, 7 January 2008
Ethiopia confirms rights in Harar, Sidamo coffee names