The plaintiff in this case gets no sympathy from the writer of this blog because I drink my coffee as the good Lord intended: Black. No milk, no cream, no Half & Half, no sugar, no sweetener, no nothin’. Straight from the coffee pot. I even drink iced coffee that way. Yeah!
OK. Back to the story. Heartland Consumer Products, maker of the popular (although we sure cannot figure out why) artificial sweetener, Splenda, sued Dunkin’ Donuts (have you tried their Big ‘N Toasted breakfast sandwich?) for trademark infringement. Heartland claims that Dunkin’ Donuts is deceiving its customers by promoting the Splenda brand of artificial sweetener, but actually supplying its customers with a Chinese-made knockoff artificial sweetener.
Our Suggestion: Dunkin’ Donuts should tell its customers to “man up” and drink their excellent coffee straight up and without any sweetener. Problem solved and case dismissed.