Delhi's 'SardarBuksh' to change its name after being sued by Starbucks

An Indian coffee shop chain SardarBuksh has agreed to change its name after being sued by the US giant Starbucks
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An Indian coffee shop chain 'SardarBuksh' has agreed to change its name after being sued by the US giant Starbucks. The Indian firm was using the name rhyming with Starbucks, and it also has a similar logo.

In July, Starbucks began legal proceedings against SardarBuksh, which has 25 shops in New Delhi.

Presently having 125 outlets, Starbucks entered the Indian market in 2012.

Sanmeet Singh Kalra, Co-founder of SardarBuksh, said, "Our name rhymed with Starbucks which is why the court has ruled in their favour."

The Indian coffee shop chain will change its name to "Sardarji-Bakhsh" within two months. But, the firm will not change the logo, which like Starbuck's is a circle of green and black with a figure at the centre.

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