Central Perk Coffee Shops Are One Step Closer to Being a Reality

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There might not be a real “Friends” reunion movie, but you soon might be able to enjoy a cup of coffee at a Central Perk near you.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Warner Bros. Entertainment secured a copyright earlier this month to use the name Central Perk for “coffee shop and cafe services.”

In requesting the trademark, they describe the logo by saying, “The mark consists of a design of a banner above a shaded oval flanked by coffee cups with steam rising above them, with the banner bearing the stylized wording CENTRAL and the shaded oval bearing the stylized wording PERK with a coffee bean design on either side of the wording PERK.”

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Warner Bros. also filed for the name to use on a number of other products — including toys, board games and slot machines — but they have yet to be approved.

In 2016, a guy in Toronto tried to open a Central Perk parody cafe, but Warner Bros. lawyers shut it down.