Curious coffee break news from top U.S. financial publication,BusinessWeek, yesterday. They reported that
Starbucks may owe money to Mexico for using Aztec images on coffee
An article on BusinessWeek.com said the Mexican government
has notified Starbucks Corp. that intellectual property rights for the images of
the Aztec calendar stone and the Pyramid of the Moon from the pre-Aztec ruins of
Teotihuacan,near Mexico City,belong to Mexico.
The report said
Starbucks is working with Mexico to resolve the issue and the mugs have been
removed from shelves pending the discussions.
See the full story on the BusinessWeek