Abercrombie Wants 'Jersey Shore' Star's IP Suit Nixed

Law360, New York (December 13, 2011, 2:04 PM EST) -- Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc. on Monday asked a Florida federal court to toss “Jersey Shore” star Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino's lawsuit accusing the retailer of using his image and trademarked catchphrases without permission, saying it had merely engaged in parody.

The retailer issued a press release in August claiming it had offered Sorrentino and the producers of "Jersey Shore," a “substantial payment” to wear a different clothing brand, and Sorrentino's lawsuit contends the release kicked off a false advertising campaign aimed at exploiting his popularity...
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