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- Last Updated : Dec 30, 2015
The Solo Cup Company is a manufacturer of disposable beverage cups, plates and bowls. In 2004, the Solo acquired the Sweetheart Cup Company, which had maintained a registered trademark in connection with a disposable beverage cup product: features of the trademark include the words “we are happy to serve you” along with vapor, steam or smoke rising from coffee cups printed on the product (see above image for details).
As a general rule, content intended for commercial use where products feature unique designs and are the main focus of the imagery, should be avoided. These products may be acceptable in commercial content (i.e within lifestyle shots) provided the products play a minor role and are not a main focus.
Disposable cup products may be acceptable in content for editorial use.