For those of us poor saps who can never decide between the fork and the spoon! The name Spork was trademarked registered by the Van Brode Milling Co., Inc., of Clinton, Massuchests in 1969 for a piece of cutlery combining the features of a spoon, a fork and sometimes a knife. In the United Kingdom, "Spork" has been trademark registered by Plastico Limited (TM 1052291) since 1975. The name spork has been in common use since at least 1900 and appeared in the 1909 Century Dictionary supplement. There are many patents for sporks with or without the use of the name itself dating back over one hundred years.