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Topic: ethiopia trademarks growing names? and OT..Minnesota Hats of to (58 lines)
1) From: Myron J
Folks who want to particicapte in Oxfam's action vis a vis Starbucks and
Ethiopian place names...
go to...http://act.oxfamamerica.org/campaign/starbucks_mtfNow, best to change the text of the message.."As a Starbucks customer.."
(Not too appropriate even if it is supposed give more power to the
campaign)..
My message opened thusly:
As someone who repsects Starbucks contribution to the Coffee
Renaissance, I'm concerned about your opposition to Ethiopia's
right to own its coffee names.
Starbucks knows how important a "brand name" might be to a
company. Ethiopia's farmers, striving to constanttly improve and
develop the yields of their famous coffees deserve to have their
"brand" name protected...AND to benefit from it.
This will in turn help you and me..both customers of the quality
Ethiopian coffees.
OFF TOPIC...(Minnesota Hats Off to Thee)
Les,
You wrote: "Minnesota was a nice place to grow up"
I second that!
But I am from  Minneapolis..Is that the same thing?? You know the the
Mini-Apple..trying to be "big city" ;-) But we were friendly too.
Myron Joshua
Kibbutz Kfar Etzion
90912
Israel
+972-(0)2-9935 178


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