Gathering Place Coffee Co. NOT cause of confusion for visitors of Gathering Place Tulsa

Gathering Place Coffee Co. NOT cause of confusion for visitors of Gathering Place Tulsa

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Gathering Place has filed a shameful suit against “The Gathering Place Coffee Co” coffee shop, a ministry based coffee shop in Shawnee, OK, over “damages caused by customer confusion”.

Not only do they want the Ingram’s and Hilton’s (owners of GP Coffee Co.) to change their name, but they also want them to pay legal fees and fines. These fees and fines would likely take everything the business has, as Jesse Ingram mentions in an interview with News on 6, which I’ve linked below.

https://www.newson6.com/story/614e886644fcc70c0cf83a9a/gathering-place-sues-small-coffee-shop-in-shawnee-over-name-rights

The Ingram’s and Hilton’s are families who love the Lord and love their community. Their coffee shop has served the Shawnee area for several years now and is a staple in the community.

In order to win the suit, Gathering Place Tulsa must prove that the shared name caused confusion for the public. Shawnee is an hour and a half away from Tulsa. If anyone was “confused”, it’s by no fault of the similar names. When you Google “Gathering Place”, the park is what comes up. Even further, googling “Gathering Place Coffee shop” brings up the results for Redbud Cafe, the coffee shop at the Tulsa park. 

I would like to know what “damages” have occurred to a MULTI MILLION dollar park in comparison to a family owned coffee shop in small town Oklahoma whose majority clientele is locals to Shawnee and college students! I spent much of my time here while in college, studying and spending time with friends. To see this happen is heartbreaking and angering!

In order to show support for Gathering Place Coffee Co. I’ve started this petition that anyone can sign that states the Gathering Place Coffee Co. in Shawnee, OK has NOT caused confusion for attendees of Gathering Place Tulsa.

Gathering Place Tulsa should be ashamed of themselves. They’ve lost several regular visitors, as myself and my family along with several groups of friends, have decided we will no longer be visiting what is, in my personal opinion, a greedy, prideful organization.

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