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MTV’s Skins: Underage and Overexposed

On February 1, 2011 By Megan DeLockery

The world of television teen dramas has historically been populated by actors far past their high school years. Who could forget Luke Perry’s receding hairline while playing a sixteen-year-old on the original Beverly Hills, 90210? New shows like the 90210 remake and Glee have continued the tradition and feature a thirty-one-year-old and a [...]

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When TV Becomes Reality

On January 28, 2011 By Susan Reilly

The “reality” of so-called reality shows has long been a topic of hot debate — and it’s pretty clear that at least some altercations and dramatic encounters are done (at least in part) for the cameras. MTV is host to two of the most popular “reality TV” series on the air: Jersey Shore and Teen Mom. [...]

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“The Situation” Has A Trademark Situation

On September 17, 2010 By Jenn Weizenecker

Recently, Jersey Shore cast members have suffered some trademark grenades. In August, Snooki attempted to register her nickname for use on the books, but the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) refused to register “Snooki” due to a likelihood of confusion with the cartoon cat “Snooky” from the children’s book, Adventures of Snooky; Under [...]

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Snooki in a Trademark Catfight

On August 20, 2010 By Jenn Weizenecker

Recently, Nicole Polizzi, better known as “Snooki” from the hit MTV reality show, Jersey Shore, endured some hairballs when she was arrested for disorderly conduct and ridiculed for her anti-Obama statement about the tanning tax.

The newest drama involves a cartoon cat named “Snooky” from the children’s book [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 16, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejects Jersey Shore star Snooki’s application to trademark her nickname.

Screen Actors Guild reaches tentative settlement of the class action lawsuit accusing it of withholding millions of dollars of overseas distribution revenues from members.

Allbritton Communications seeks to throw up roadblock to [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 2, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Jersey Shore season two premiere breaks records

While Snooki gets arrested filming season three.

Saudi Arabi blocks Blackberry Messenger, citing national security concerns because the devices operate beyond the government’s ability to monitor their use.

Chelsea Clinton ties the knot in New York…

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Taxing sin is nothing new – anyone who buys cigarettes, alcohol, or even gambles can tell you that. In recent years, the traditional sin taxes have begun to expand, with suggestions to begin taxing things like high-sugar sodas. So when Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable [...]

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Injunction Attempt Less Effective than a Punch from Ronnie

On February 24, 2010 By JETLaw

Physical altercations were regular occurrences on MTV’s Jersey Shore, a reality television show that followed a group of eight young people sharing a beach house in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. On February 22, 2010, Ocean County Superior Court Judge Joseph L. Foster denied an injunction of the scheduled February 23 DVD release of the first [...]

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Jersey Shore Isn't Getting Any Fist Pumps from the NIAF

On February 5, 2010 By JETLaw

Just hours after MTV announced that the cast of its hit show Jersey Shore will be returning for a second season, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) issued a press release, expressing “continued concerns” about the show. Although the NIAF praised MTV for discontinuing the use of [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On January 25, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Judge reduces jury verdict against Jammie Thomas-Rasset by 97%.

Pope encourages use of new media.

Severance packages, the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction,” and Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog: Final week of The Tonight Show raises interesting contract and intellectual property issues.

Actress [...]

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