The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin) refused to enforce an order by the National Labor Relations Board, in essence upholding the upscale coffee chain's right to limit baristas from wearing more than one pro-union button at a time. The court noted that Starbucks had a comprehensive dress code designed to ensure that employees "present[ed] a clean, neat, and professional appearance appropriate of [sic] a retailer of specialty gourmet products" and also encouraged employees to wear multiple Starbucks pins as part of its employee-reward and product-promotion programs. "[T]he company is . . . entitled to avoid the distraction from its messages that a number of union buttons would risk."