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IPNews® – MTV parent Viacom filed papers last week in opposition to the network’s “Jersey Shore” cast member Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s attempt to trademark his catchphrases “GTL” and “twinning” popularized on the show.

Viacom says it already owns trademarks for the phrases. Sorrentino also signed away his rights to any intellectual property created on the show in his participant agreement, the company says. To continue reading, click: Jersey Shore’s “Situation” Battles With MTV For Catchphrase TMs