Monday, 7 January 2008

Ethiopia confirms rights in Harar, Sidamo coffee names

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.

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