The Little Book of Coffee Law

The Little Book of Coffee Law

by Carol Robertson


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This fascinating book examines coffee, from its origins to its current status in our daily lives as an essential part of Western European and American culture. You'll discover how law and the trade in coffee have evolved together including cases involving free trade, contracts in the global coffee economy, insurance and commodities futures in the growth of coffee imports, and the commercialization of the coffee business.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604429855
Publisher: American Bar Association
Publication date: 07/16/2011
Series: ABA Little Books Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction: The Origin of Coffee xi

Coffee Legend: The Abyssinian Goatherd xv

Chapter 1 It's a Pirate's Life for Him: The "Flying Fish" Case Little v. Barreme 3

Chapter 2 The Wreck of the Mary W: Insuring Your Coffee Orient Mutual Ins 13

Chapter 3 I Like My Coffee Fully Leaded: Adulterated Coffee Arbuckle v. Blackburn 25

Chapter 4 "Quaff the Quality Cup" Hills Bros. Recognized Standard: Trying to Control the Coffee Market Hills Bros. v. Federal 41

Chapter 5 Taking the Easy Way Out Marsalli's Blue Ribbon Coffee Company v. Blue Ribbon Products Company, 159 Cal. App. 2d 357 (1st Dist. 1958) 55

Chapter 6 Dominating the Institutional Market: The Fate of the Wagon Men Cain's Coffee Company v N.L.R.B., 404 F.2d 1172 (10th Cir. 1968) 63

Chapter 7 Having Your Coffee and Drinking It Too Brown v. Comm'r 71

Chapter 8 The Importance of the Brand: Private Label Hills Bros. Coffee v. Hills Supermarkets, Inc., 428 E2d 379 (2nd Cir. 1970) 81

Chapter 9 Fishy Coffee: The Importance of the Brand, Part II Louis Ender, Inc. v. General Foods Corporation, 476 F.2d 327 (2nd Cir. 1972) 91

Chapter 10 Freeze-Dried Coffee: Patent Rights Application of William P. Clinton, 527 F.2d 1226 (Fed. Cir. 1976) 103

Chapter 11 What Goes Up Can Come Down: The Wild World of Coffee Futures Trading First Commodity Corp. v. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 676 F.2d 1 (1st Cir. 1982) 113

Chapter 12 He Was Dunked by Dunkin' Donuts: Coffee House Franchise Agreements Intercontinental Investors v. Georgia Donuts, Inc., 162 Ga. App. 685, 292 S.E. 2d 107 (1982) 125

Chapter 13 A Smuggler's Tale: The International Coffee Agreement U.S. v. Patel, 762 F.2d 784 (9th Cir. 1985) 135

Chapter 14 Hot Coffee McMahon v. Bunn-O-Matic Corp., 150 F.3d 651 (7th Cir. 1998) 151

Chapter 15 Frozen Coffee: A Freeze-Out in the World of Coffee Distributors Lichtenstein v. Consolidated Services Group, Inc.,173 F.3d l7 (1st Cir. 1999) 163

Chapter 16 The Coffee House Craze: When Is There Too Much of a Good Thing? Kent State Univ. v. University Coffee House, 10th Dist. No. 2AP-1100, 2003-Ohio-2950 175

Chapter 17 Diluted Coffee: The Importance of the Brand (Redux) Starbucks Corp. v. Lundberg, 2005 U. S. Dist. LEXIS 32660 (2005); Starbucks Corp. v. Wolfe's Borough Coffee, Inc., All F.3d 765 (2nd Cir. 2007); remanded, Starbucks Corp. v. Wolfe's Borough Coffee, Inc., 2009 U.S. App. Lexis 26300 (Dec. 3, 2009) 187

Chapter 18 Grounds for Divorce Berardi's Fresh Roast, Inc. v. PMD Ents., Inc., Cuyahoga App. No. 90822, 2008-Ohio-5470 201

Chapter 19 A Face-Off d against Nestle: The Use of an Image to Sell Coffee Christoff v. Nestle USA, Inc., 47 Cal. 4th. 468 (2009) 215

Chapter 20 Coffee in Cyberspace: The Importance of the Brand (Last Drop) Chatam International, Inc. v. Bodum, Inc., 157 F. Supp. 2d 549 (E.D. Pa. 2001) 229

Chapter 21 Fair Trade Coffee: The Growers El Salto, S.A. Escuintla Guatemala CA v. Psg Co. and Greenberg, 444 F.3d 477 (9th Cir. 1971) 241

Chapter 22 Can You Mandate Fair Trade? Douwe Egberts Coffee Systems Netherlands B. V. v. The Province of Groningen, Case 97093/KGZA 07-320, Groningen District Court (Nov. 2007) 255

About the Author 263

Index 264

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