Saturday, 6 September 2008

More Sprinkles lawsuits

Beverly Hills-based Sprinkles pioneer of the cupcake-only shop and purveyor of miniature morsels beloved by celebrities is turning up the heat on competitors allegedly treading on its trademarked name and dot motif.

Three-year-old Sprinkles most recently set its sugary sights on Sprinkled Pink Cupcake Couture in Montecito. Last week, just one day after Wendy Jones opened her shop, she received a letter from Sprinkles demanding that she change the name of her bakery, which she registered when she got her business license in 2003."They're going too far," said Jones, who hasn't decided how to respond to the letter. "I'm sure they're protecting themselves, but there's a whole big United States out there. There's room for other cupcake shops. They shouldn't be bullying around or picking on little people like us. . . . I really honestly don't think they invented the cupcake."

All this fighting about cupcakes is ridiculous - surely cupcakes are a thing of joy not lawsuits! I think Wendy Jones of Sprinkled Pink Cupcake Couture speaks the truth, Sprinkles didn't invent the cupcake, and the word sprinkles has been round for years! They'll be going after Mr Sprinkles next!!!!
You can read the whole story here and here.

1 comment:

Manny said...

It's a bit sad really, next thing they'll be trying to copyright the word "cupcake"!!