charbucksA family-owned New Hampshire coffee roaster has prevailed in an 11 year old case of alleged trademark violation.  In Starbucks Corp et al v. Wolfe’s Borough Coffee d/b/a Black Bear Micro Roastery, the New York based 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Starbucks failed to prove that consumers would be confused by a “blurring” of its brand and that consequently, the New Hampshire roaster could continue selling “Charbucks” Blend and “Mr. Charbucks” coffee.