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New Kids on the Block Sue Over the Rights Stuff

6/12/2009 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The last thing the world needs is another New Kids on the Block -- which is exactly why the band is suing someone for allegedly trying to form a fake New Kids on the Block.

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NKOTB just filed a Federal lawsuit against a company called SM Productions, who in 2005 allegedly attempted "to form a new group also entitled 'New Kids on the Block'" -- so SMP could record music with a band that people thought were the real deal.

The suit also says SMP tried to register the band's name and album art from "Hangin' Tough" with the U.S Patents and Trademark Office.

NKOTB is suing because they want the court to officially tell everyone that the NKOTB name belongs to NKOTB and NKOTB only (say that a few times fast).

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1.

rick    

who are these losers

1772 days ago
2.

patty    

I LOVE NK'S GET IT RIGHT

1772 days ago
3.

80sbaby80s    

One NKOTB to rule them all!
Viva The Block!

1772 days ago
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NKOTB4evr    

There is only 5 original 5 beatown boys from BOSTON, that will never be replaced. YOU GET THAT RIGHT!!! VIVA LA BLOCK!!1

1772 days ago
5.

Michael Madsen    

Seriously... and I mean this... nooo body gives a rat's ass. Nobody. Next...................

1772 days ago
6.

Jenn    

Gotta enforce their legal rights, cuz our boys are back, doing it better than ever! Let's get this!

1772 days ago
7.

j    

who cares

1772 days ago
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mousetrap    

I can understand their point. Couldn't name one song they recorded, but I would be upset also if someone was trying to blatanetly use my name also. People work hard to develope their namesake and songs. New Kids shouldn't be any exception.

1772 days ago
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ERic Schenk    

The last NKOTB was so Good...I didn't care for them in the past...but the new one wow..lady gaga on it too. my favorite Sex album!

1772 days ago
10.

Luke Warmwater    

They look like old guys who hang around 7-11 leering at young girls.

1772 days ago
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graffam    

does NE1 care?

1772 days ago
12.

R    

*breaks out my magnifying glass* I see one of them have a weird forehead.

1772 days ago
13.

punchapap    

The "dude" 2nd from the left? WTF????

1772 days ago
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Serenity    

Hot pic of the guys, about time u guys mention NKOTB again. NKOTB rocks, if you haven't seen them on tour yet check it out they have the best tour out of anyone right now.
Long Live The Block.

1772 days ago
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Delicious    

OMG these morons. Why are they even fighting for the name new kids on the block when they are old farts...? aren't they like in their late 30's? Time to grow up old kids on the block.... I don't see anything new about them? I'm sure they need the money that's why they are suing...

1772 days ago
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