Some “Jersey Shore” stars had more luck with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office than others.
—XFINITY Entertainment Staff
- Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi's attempt to trademark her name was rejected on the basis that a cartoon cat called "Snooky" was already trademarked and it presented the “likelihood of confusion.”
- Paul Delvecchio, Jr., best known as "DJ Pauly D," was denied because there is already a trademark for a man called DJ Paulie.
- Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s application was rejected due to a line of footwear bearing the same name.
- The only cast member who has not been denied a trademark for his or her name is Jenni "J-WOWW” Farley.
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