Professor Mark McKenna was quoted in several sources and articles on the trademark of Dumb Starbucks.
- “Fair use” can protect parodies of copyright material, but a trademark such as the logo has different protections that Dumb Starbucks may well be violating, said Mark McKenna, a trademark law expert at the University of Notre Dame. Like others, McKenna suspects the store is a publicity stunt — but for what, he could only guess. – AP via Washington Post
- Dumb Starbucks Prank Shuttered By LA Health Department – NBC News
- Starbucks responds to Dumb Starbucks in LA – USA Today
- Why ‘Dumb Starbucks’ Is Probably Illegal – Business Insider