The Real NKOTB Stand Up For Themselves In Court


Jun. 12 2009, Published 8:17 a.m. ET

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Whoa. Hold on. You can mess with a lot of things, but keep your hands off New Kids On The Block!

The nineties chart toppers are having to sue some alleged fakers who tried to pass themselves off as the real NKOTB a few years ago.

According to TMZ, Jordan, Joey et al have filed a federal lawsuit against one SM Productions, which they claim attempted to form "a new group also entitled 'New Kids On The Block'" with the intention of trying to convince people they were the real band.

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And as if that weren't audacious enough, the suit also claims that the company tried to register the band's name and the album art for "Hangin' Tough" with the US Patents and Trademark Office.

The outrage! As if they could ever, ever be as good as the mighty 'Block!


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