Munchkin back in business
Local producers' rights restored after legal tussle with Dunkin
Donuts Munchkin, the well-known home bakery run by a young mother
Dushinka Subramaniam has been quiet for the better part of 2014. It was
widely believed this was because she had a baby. Incidentally aside from
the call of motherhood, there was another reason for the sudden halt in
There was an ex parte order obtained by Dunkin Donuts an American
multi-national corporation hitherto unknown in our country stopping her
from using the name Munchkin.However, on 18th dec 2014 the Commercial
High Court in Colombo made order dissolving the exparte enjoining order
already granted. Court was also pleased to dismiss the application for
interim injunction by the plaintiff.
The order was against the use of the mark 'Munchkin' which has been
synonymous with Dushinka since September 2010 and had filed her
trademark application in 2011.
So Munchkin is now back in business with their delicious goodies,
including their famous macarons and red velvet cupcakes.
Dushinka Subramaniam was represented by Romesh de Silva, PC and
Shanaka Cooray, Attorney at law instructed by Varners.
The plaintiff was represented by Avindra Rodrigo, Imesha de Silva and
instructed by F.J and G de Saram.