― Ever wondered how to copyright kopitiam so that no one else would ever use it except you? Easy. Go and file your suit in Indonesia. ∙ Image credit: shahalam.com ∙ Ok, that was sweeping. But at least others won't be using the term in any business venture there. The Chinese word kopitiam is kedai kopi in Malay or coffee shop as what we would understand it all the world over. ∙ So, if you can copyright kopitiam then there's no stopping you from asking people to stop using [...].