Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Is Being Sued For Her ‘Jersey Shore’ Inspired Business

by Jeremy Spirogis

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Deena Cortese‘s friendship blossomed on Jersey Shore. They rapidly grew to become generally known as “The Meatballs” — ladies of small stature who get pleasure from partying 24/7. Now, over 10 years later, the duo are greater than buddies. “Snooki” and “Deeners” are business companions. 

Together they personal The Meatball Shop, an internet retailer that sells “meatball-inspired” merchandise. Polizzi and Cortese could have had one of the best intentions promoting merch to Jersey Shore followers, however now these “Meatballs” are in some authorized hassle. 

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi
Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi | Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

‘Snooki’ and Deena Cortese are within the trend business 

Polizzi and Cortese each have expertise within the trend realm. Polizzi efficiently runs The Snooki Shop, a boutique in Madison, New Jersey. She additionally has an Etsy store, Nicole’s Craft Room, the place she sells Jersey Shore-impressed merchandise. 

More just lately, Cortese has began a Mommy-and-Me clothes line, Christopher John. After struggling to search out matching clothes for moms and sons, Cortese determined to make her personal. Christopher John’s present choices embrace hats, bibs, and onesies for newborns and toddlers, in addition to hoodies and T-shirts for adults. 

Nicole Polizzi and Deena Cortese open a Meatball Merch retailer on-line

In October 2020, Polizzi and Cortese started promoting “Meatball” merchandise on-line via their new business enterprise, the Meatball Shop.  

The model’s Instagram account described it as “the number one spot for all meatballs.” The HelloMerch web site initially provided Jersey Shore followers t-shirts and sweatshirts. More just lately, Polizzi and Cortese have added hats, long-sleeve T-shirts, and crewnecks to their stock. There can be a vacation assortment for followers to buy from. 

The Meatball Shop is already a business 

When Polizzi and Cortese sought to open their business, they have to not have realized The Meatball Shop was already a longtime model. According to its web site, The Meatball Shop serves the “best meatballs in the world utilizing sustainable and natural ingredients whenever possible.”

The New York City staple was began by Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow in 2010. With areas in Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, the Upper East Side, and Brooklyn, The Meatball Shop affords prospects a menu of assorted meatballs, veggies, salads, sandwiches, handmade ice cream sandwiches, craft cocktails, and wine.  

In addition to its chain of eating places, The Meatball Shop additionally has a printed cookbook. The model’s tomato sauce is bought in grocery shops throughout the nation. 

The Meatball Shop is suing Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi and Deena Cortese

Starting a business requires analysis, so it’s exhausting to consider Cortese and Polizzi’s staff didn’t notice The Meatball Shop was already a registered business. 

Now, The Meatball Shop is at present in a authorized battle with “Snooki” and Cortese, claiming the fact stars have ignored a stop and desist letter that claimed they appropriated their trademark.

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According to TMZ, who allegedly obtained the lawsuit, The Meatball Shop needs nothing to do with the Jersey Shore model and sought a court-ordered injunction banning them from promoting any extra meatball merchandise in addition to financial damages.

So far, neither Cortese nor Polizzi has publicly addressed the authorized motion taken by The Meatball Shop. They proceed to advertise their website’s newest choices on their private social media accounts.

At the time of publication, their merchandise website remains to be energetic. 

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