George and Effie Katsakis in trademark dispute over Oakleigh frozen yoghurt shop


The Allis family are threatening to take the owners of Oakleigh frozen yogurt shop Yo-Kli, George and Effie Katsakis, to the Federal Court amid a trademark dispute.

According to A Current Affair (ACA), the Allis family own Yo-Chi in Melbourne – a self-serve frozen yogurt business – and they requested the Katsakis couple “immediately cease and refrain from using the Yo-Kli mark, the Yo-Kli get-up, any get-up that is similar to the Yo-Chi get-up and the Yo-Kli layout.”

Lawyers for Yo-Chi claimed Yo-Kli infringes “the Yo-Chi trademarks” and “is at least likely to mislead and deceive consumers.”

The two different business names. Photo: A Current Affair.

In the latest development, the Allis family told ACA that Yo-Kli could keep its name as long as the font is changed to appear sufficiently different.

But the Katsakis family are staying firm and said the business name refers to the “Greek precinct” in Oakleigh.

“It’s all about the suburb, people know Oakleigh, they know it’s a Greek precinct and it’s something that fitted really well together; has a good ring to it,” George said.

“We’re not big and massive but we’re battlers.”

Source: 9Now




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