Abercrombie & Fitch is trying to end their ongoing feud with The Situation once and for all — asking a judge to dimiss the “Jersey Shore” star”s lawsuit against the clothing company … on grounds dude can”t take a joke.
The war between Sitch and A&F began back in August — when A&F publicly offered to pay The Situation NOT to wear its clothing. A month later, Sitch sued the company, claiming it ripped off his “GTL” and “Situation” trademarks on a line of guido-mocking t-shirts (below).
But now, A&F is trying to put an end to the back-and-forth — claiming Sitch had no right to sue them in the first place … because he doesn”t technically own the trademarks in question … he only applied for them.
What”s more — A&F claims Situation”s application for “Gym Tan Laundry” has actually been suspended … because MTV already owns “Gym Tanning Laundry,” and the US Patent & Trademark Office thinks they”re too similar.
But trademarks aside — A&F insists its shirts are still protected under a law that allows parody as part of free speech … in other words, the shirts were obviously a harmless joke … albeit at the Situation”s expense.
Bottom line, A&F is hoping to avoid further litigation by citing an often incontrovertible fact … The Situation is full of crap. So far, no word back from Sitch”s camp.