SANTA CLARA, Calif.
— A Fair Trade Coffee website promoting the company’s fair trade coffee beans is being investigated for possible trademark violations, according to a new lawsuit.
Fair Trade is a global brand owned by Starbucks, but is owned by the Fair Trade Organization, which oversees a dozen coffee-related companies worldwide.
The Fair Trade website describes itself as “a leading global coffee brand, owned by a diverse group of coffee companies, with an independent board of directors that works with and collaborates with the Fair Trading Organization to ensure that coffee brands are ethical and socially responsible.”
The Fair Trade logo has been used on Fair Trade coffee beans for decades, and Starbucks was not the first coffee company to claim Fair Trade certification.
In 2002, Fair Trade certified three different beans, including an organic coffee.
In 2007, Starbucks filed a trademark application for Fair Trade, which is not valid without Fair Trade.
The lawsuit filed in California claims that Fair Trade’s coffee is deceptive because it claims that coffee beans do not require “freshness,” and that the Fairtrade certification process is not an impartial process.
The lawsuit seeks a declaration of invalidity, damages and other relief.
The coffee company said in a statement to ABC News that the lawsuit is baseless.
“The Fair Trading Association is an independent organization, whose members are committed to promoting ethical, socially responsible practices for coffee.
The coffee industry has worked for decades to promote and enforce fair trade practices in our industry and continues to work with the association to achieve that goal.”
Trade Fair Trade Trade FairTrade FairTrade Trade Fairtrade FairTrade article FairTradeTrade is a free-trade agreement between the US and other countries, which aims to eliminate tariffs and import quotas.
The trade agreement aims to reduce barriers and increase trade between the countries, but the US is one of the signatories.
The US, however, is one-third of the world’s coffee market.
In the United States, coffee has traditionally been a premium product, but as more consumers started to explore alternatives, the coffee industry shifted toward lower-priced, less-profitable products, like roasts.
With this shift, the price of coffee started to increase.
Today, coffee is still one of America’s top-selling drinks, with more than a billion Americans drinking it each year.
FairTrade, which was signed by more than 50 countries, aims to improve transparency, consumer protection, and accountability in the international trade of coffee.
The agreement calls for the adoption of a new framework for coffee and tea imports, which is being negotiated with the EU.
It also includes provisions that could allow for the use of cheaper tea and coffee in food, beverages, and cosmetics.
The EU and the US signed the Fairtrade Agreement on August 1, 2020.
Fairtrade is also a free trade agreement between China and the European Union.
In November 2017, the EU and China signed a new deal that would include the European Commission and the EU-China Trade Facilitation Group.