… Thanks to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Poor Snooki tried to be a responsible television personality and get her nickname trademarked so that she could use it on her book (a “snooktionary.” Get excited.), but her request was denied, thanks to a cat:
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) records show that registration of a “Snooki” mark for “printed matter, namely books” was recently refused because of a “likelihood of confusion” with a previously issued trademark. That 2004 mark was, amusingly, for “Adventures of Snooky,” a children’s book featuring a cat who gets knocked overboard while on a family fishing trip.
Personally, I don’t see why they couldn’t just share the trademark. If that happened, then we could get children’s books featuring a cat getting arrested on the beach and Jersey Shore episodes featuring Snooki getting knocked overboard. Don’t call it a stretch, call it a dream.