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Two Auckland business owners have a very good reason to cry over Spilt Milk.
One’s a milkshake and coffee truck parked in Epsom, the other a cafe which serves Vietnamese food in Pt Chevalier.
They are both called “Spilt Milk” and are in the midst of a legal challenge over who gets to keep the name.
Calum Dykes, 22, who started his mobile business last year claims he discovered the other business was using the same name months after he started using it.
who’s truck is normally set up on Kohia Terrace, Epsom, claims he has proof he started using the name in October when he emailed a brief to a graphic designer for marketing.
“It’s an interesting name, it gets you thinking. It’s very relevant to milkshakes and coffee.”
On May 5 Dykes was officially registered by Auckland Council under the name Spilt Milk. However he neglected to trademark it as he wanted to use the $150 registration fee for other expenses like equipment.
He said a customer asked him in July if he was opening a cafe in Pt Chevalier.
“They showed me the [other business’] Facebook page and I immediately shat bricks and felt a massive pit forming in my stomach.
“I naively assumed I wouldn’t need to defend my name to protect my rights to use my intellectual property.”