Snooki denied trademark because of cartoon cat
August 13th, 2010
06:31 PM ET

Snooki denied trademark because of cartoon cat

The claws could come out now that Snooki was denied a trademark on her name because of a cartoon cat.

According to The Smoking Gun, pouf-haired “Jersey Shore” star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi wanted to trademark her now infamous nickname for use on books, but government officials rejected her application to avoid any confusion with Snooky, the feline star of the already trademarked 2004 children’s book “Adventures of Snooky.”

The two do seem to have a love of water in common. While Snooki spends her time making a splash with her pals in Miami Beach and at the "Jersey Shore," Snooky goes on an undersea adventure and makes new friends after getting knocked overboard on a family fishing trip.

Despite the minor setback, Snooki, 22, could still reclaim her name. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the MTV star – who was allowed a trademark for entertainment and public appearance purposes – “may respond to the refusal by submitting evidence and arguments in support of registration.”

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  1. shannon macri

    I must admit that I watch that show. I have no life!!!!

    August 17, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. D

    such a waste of time and space but its good enough to click on the link, read the article, and write a response.

    August 16, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joe

    I bet the cat is smarter and better looking.

    August 16, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. gatecrasher

    The norths version of white trash!?!

    August 16, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. bduce

    What is really scary is these morons are still breeding. If it wasn't for this show, the girls would be working retail and the men would be working at a land fill some where in NY. They should have these people fixed before any more are added to the gene pool.

    August 16, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. keith

    This girl and all her people from that crappy show are a waste of time and space. Anyone who watches that crap show is an idiot.

    August 16, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Truth Hurts


      Once viewers start getting smarter and waking up for their delusional state and stop watching Jersey Shore these guys will no longer be around. Viewers of this show are even worse than an average sheep.

      August 16, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. chef

    really! How 'bout you trademark yourself as white trash ho!

    You nasty!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 16, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. D

    I think she looks pretty in this picture..better than she does when I actually see her on the show..

    August 16, 2010 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  9. D

    I'd so switch places with her

    August 15, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Danette

    I think I'll name my dog Snooki – a little yappy punt puppy.

    August 15, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. john

    she'll be doing in pron in 2-3 years.

    maybe less..

    August 15, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  12. lex

    I thunk she sould simply drop the 'S' – it's far more fitting to call her 'nooki'

    August 15, 2010 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  13. Joy

    She is so full of herself.

    August 14, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Nick

    I honestly don't get it because she's not even very good looking at all. I mean, I wouldn't go as far as to call her ugly but she looks exactly like every other girl I've ever seen get her 15 minutes of fame.

    August 14, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  15. Dennis

    Who would you rather punch in the face? Snooki or Rhianna?

    August 14, 2010 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Thomas H

      I'd have to try both beforeI could decide. It might take a bit of time....

      August 16, 2010 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  16. Les

    15 mins of fame will not be up on this stupid ass show "cause stupid asses like us comment on it & watch....duh

    August 14, 2010 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
    • sprinkles

      Did he say he watched? Judging by his comment, I'd say probably not. Just a guess.

      August 15, 2010 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  17. lianna

    that show aint stupid love you snooks

    August 14, 2010 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
  18. Chaozz

    It will be a great day when the 15 mins is up on this stupid ass show.

    August 14, 2010 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
    • @ Chaozz

      It's going to be a long 15 minutes then. With the increasing number of idiots watching this show, your wish will never be granted, they will be superstars, and you will wish you did something stupid yourself to make quick money. Sad but true. You can easily hate these guys but at the end of the day as long as people watch the show they're making the $$$.

      August 16, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  19. Tough

    Just be Nichole Polizzi –Snooki is a goofy nickname for a chick who claims to be "too pretty for jail"

    August 13, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |

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