1. Will says

    I hope this gets shut down. I’m not a fan of huge corporations but in this case I hope Starbucks sues this idiot. This idea is so sleazy and cheap and seems illegal to me.

  2. Rrhain says

    Except it isn’t art. His own direct statement indicates that his use of the Starbuck’s name and logo is specifically to sell coffee.

    That’s trademark infringement, prima facia. The addition of “Dumb” in front of it doesn’t change the fact. Using another company’s trademark to sell your own product is infringement.

    Fair Use requires commentary and transformation, using only as much of the copied material as is necessary. This clearly violates that legal standard.

    It won’t last.