Kraft takes dispute with Starbucks to court

Company seeks injunction over Starbucks licensing contract

In an ongoing dispute over a 12-year licensing agreement, Kraft Foods Inc. said Monday it was seeking a preliminary injunction to stop Starbucks from moving forward with its plan to bring its packaged coffee and tea business in house with a new partner.

Starbucks called the move “self-serving and blatantly disruptive” and said it would oppose any action on Kraft’s part to prevent the coffeehouse chain from “rightfully assuming full control of our brand

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