The Situation Denied Trademark Request
Posted on Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:04 PM PDT

situation200.jpgMANHATTAN, New York (X17online) - Jersey Shore star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino was hoping to trademark his nickname, but the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has denied his request.

According to The Smoking Gun report, the Trademark Office says that "Situation" is too close to a trademark given to a Memphis clothing company issued in 2009.

The lawyer for USPTO says there would be a "likelihood of confusion [if a] 'The Situation' trademark was registered."

Just last month, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi's trademark was denied due a cartoon featuring a cat named Snooki.