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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed
section or read the text for more information.
This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Updated the Espresso board to fix a minor spelling error and updated the Tazo board to add the "Bring in your own cup and get 10¢ off your order" text to the bottom. Also removed the screenshot from the .rar file. Redownload not necessary but recommended; just overwrite the old files.***
I realize that there have been issues in the past with Sims fansites offering objects which feature Starbucks trademarks. Not wanting to take any chances, I researched the issue on Quicklaw. As far as I can tell, the Federal Trade-Mark Act
(the "Lanham Act")'s provisions on trademark infringement only apply where the trademark is used for commercial purposes.
15 USCS § 1114
Remedies; infringement; innocent infringement by printers and publishers
(1) Any person who shall, without the consent of the registrant--
(a) use in commerce any reproduction, counterfeit, copy, or colorable imitation of a registered mark in connection with the sale, offering for sale, distribution, or advertising of any goods or services on or in connection with which such use is likely to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive; or
(b) reproduce, counterfeit, copy, or colorably imitate a registered mark and apply such reproduction, counterfeit, copy, or colorable imitation to labels, signs, prints, packages, wrappers, receptacles or advertisements intended to be used in commerce upon or in connection with the sale, offering for sale, distribution, or advertising of goods or services on or in connection with which such use is likely to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive,
shall be liable in a civil action by the registrant for the remedies hereinafter provided. Under subsection (b) hereof, the registrant shall not be entitled to recover profits or damages unless the acts have been committed with knowledge that such imitation is intended to be used to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive.
Because the objects offered in the past were "donation" objects (i.e. used in commerce), the threat of legal action had weight. Since MTS2 is a free site, however, I don't see any reason why Starbucks objects would be forbidden here. Indeed, they seem not to be forbidden, given that a quick search
will turn up Starbucks aprons and hats and wallpapers!
Having said all that, I give you my Starbucks menu board. This board is a near-exact re-creation, based on a photograph I took in-store. It took me about 4-5 hours of work in Photoshop to duplicate the text sizing, formatting, and coloring. The only inaccuracy is the purposeful omission of the TM sign from the words "Tazo" and "Frappuccino" for aesthetic purposes. (All prices in Canadian dollars!)
The mesh is the Menu Board from HChangeri's Ice Cream Shoppe at Retail Sims; see link below to download and access mesh information.
LEGAL NOTICE: Neither I nor ModTheSims2 are affiliated with Starbucks Coffee. I have the utmost respect for their company. Their marks are used in good faith without any intention of damaging their reputation.