Starbucks is being accused of stealing the all-too-popular “Unicorn Latte” from a Brooklyn café.
The End started selling a Unicorn Latte in December and even went so far as to file a trademark for the name, which has been pending since January. Starbucks did not release their version of this drink until April.
The difference between The End’s Unicorn Latte and Starbucks’ Unicorn Latte is that the former carries a much more healthy conscious version of the drink.
Their latte has dates, ginger root and algae, which makes it not only colorful, but good for you.
This is very unlike the one that has been mass-produced by Starbucks, which is made from artificial sweeteners and milk.
Starbucks says that this lawsuit is ‘without merit,’ but The End wants a public apology and unspecified compensation.
NEW YORK – A Brooklyn cafe that created a “Unicorn Latte” is accusing Starbucks of “overshadowing” its health-conscious drink with the sugary Unicorn Frappuccino in a new lawsuit. The End started selling its Unicorn Latte in December and has had a trademark on the drink name pending since January.
Starbucks launched the Unicorn Frappuccino in April as a limited-run item, and it enjoyed considerable media attention. Both drinks are similar in that neither contains coffee, though they are on the opposite spectrum of healthy consumption. The End says the Unicorn Latte is made from ingredients like dates, ginger root and algae. The lawsuit says Starbucks’ drink is made from milk and artificial sweeteners. The cafe is seeking unspecified compensation and a public apology. A spokesperson for Starbucks says the lawsuit is without merit