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Mob Wife Graziano Alledged Brand Thief?

I say alledged, because I am going to let you decide yourself if you think VH1 Reality TV star Renee Graziano pulled a low life gangster move, and ripped off the Mob Candy name, after the Mob Candy Magazine gave her the honors of being on the cover.

Not too long after the mob wives production company knew we were looking to put Renee Graziano on the cover of our magazine, they reached out to discuss details. Me and Frankie D met with Jenn Graziano. Our goal was to talk our deal out, so we could push forward. Only, we wanted Karen Gravano on the cover, if anything. He really was not excited about the mob wives idea, I was pushing it hardcore.

There were verbal promises they would promote the covers on TV interviews, and social media. We also discussed future project collaborations with the MafiaLife Facebook game app, and possibly producing a podcast for them, since we have been mastering the arts with our own Mafia Talk Radio podcast, and my experience on Sirius XM when i hosted my own hour special. We even mentioned some of our Mob Candy jewelry! She loved it all. It was all a perfect fit.

VH1 had different plans apparently. They were contacting us pushing the desire to film us doing a photoshoot with Karen Gravano, and interviews where I was given the ok to ask any tough questions to Karen. Great minds think alike. Everybody knows Sammy The Bull, right?

To keep our word, we created separate stories, and separate dual covers for each of them. Although costs were higher, Mob Candy integrity demanded we do the right thing. Jenn was specific about making sure we kept to a promise. We promised Renee her own cover. Otherwise, we probably would have just done an inside story on Renee once the networks wanted to film Karen. So, they both got their own covers, and interior stories, and DiMatteo spend money printing the dual covers, along with 2 other covers as well. We just went with our collectors cover for issue 7.

In the end, she ended up doing only one book signing, signing some books, and tee shirts for us, and never ever mentioned being on the cover of the magazine to anyone during her many interviews on TV. She did tweet about it a few times when I did some giveaways to our audience, and fans. Nothing even close to what was promised. Needless to say, the other covers sold 5 times faster then hers. We did our job to sell out of most of the copies we printed, as we always do. But, that’s not my point here. Every mob enthusiast loves Mob Candy Magazine.

Now, she goes on TV, and is promoting all over the Internet on blogs, and on her website about a Mob Candy shoe line? And, Mob Candy Jewelry? That’s not even the half. Not only is she just using the brand name pretending she never heard of it before, she has also done interviews claiming the root of her Mob Candy name idea came into her head randomly after thinking about how she loves colors, and candy has different colors. And of course, she couldn’t forget to add the mob to it, right? That’s how she got the idea! (Click here to read the article where she claims how she got the idea)

Did she forget she was on the cover of a magazine titled Mob Candy way before she told her story about how she had some colorful idea for a new brand? Was she not privy to the ideas that we discussed with her production company in that business meeting? You tell me, are we crazy to be pissed? And, I am not talking about legalities here. I am not asking if what she did was legal or not. I am simply talking 100 percent on cold hard morality principle. What she did was wrong!

We asked a poll on our Facebook fan page, to see what the fans thought on this. We asked if they would feel disrespected if it was done to them. I’d love for you to answer that poll.

Click here to answer the poll: “Would you feel disrespected?”. or comment below, if you have the balls.

[There was content edited from this article, and a new blog was written to explain. You could find the details here]

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43 Responses to Mob Wife Graziano Alledged Brand Thief?

  1. You promoted the Renee issue so well, that I bought TWO copies. Some of the nicest business people I have interacted with. Can’t believe she’d do this!

  2. Agree with Frankie. First time I ever heard of Mob Candy was through Chris and Mafia Life, chat rooms and advertising years ago, and i’m all the way over on the other side of the world and that’s before Mob Wives hit our tv or was even in the making. I don’t like to see that Chris and his Crew has worked so hard for so many years to get their business up to where it is to have it stolen overnight.

    Yes i’m yelling. What a joke.

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  4. fucking italians, no better than the blacks.
    Rappers produce songs promoting drugs and murder.
    Dumb fucking italians do the same thing promoting organized crime.
    Way to the further the stereotype, you greasy filthy pigs.

    • This is abot a business deal, popoff. Doesn’t matter WHAT damnrace you are. However, you must enjoy the Mob news, or you wouldn’t be here, now would you? Idiot.

    • Is this for real?! It has NOTHING TO DO WITH RACE!! Its about how we as a whole have placed morals and intrgrity down the wastelands for MONEY..AND THE LAST TIME I LOOKED MONEY IS GREEN!! I think the core issue is exactly what I see missing in todays world, that I as a single mother of three, is proudly installing in my kids..who my ignorant friend are both.italian and black! I see a justice for aknowleding a lack of courtisy and unspoken respect in this
      tsituation..

      • ITS REAL EASY TO POINT AND PLAY A RACE CARD, AS IF AMERICAN WHITES DO NO WRONG IN THE WORLD. tHIS CLOWNS ATTACK SHOWS HOW CUNT HE REALLY IS. iN SOME WAY THINKS ONLY ONE RACE HAS A NEGATIVE ELEMENT. WHAT A DAMN SISSY. i WISH HIM ALL THE LUCK IN LIFE AS IF HE EVER STEPS TO ANYONE i KNOW TALKING THAT SHIT HE WILL BE BURRIED ALIVE AND HAVE A TREE SHOVED IN HIS ASS AND GROING OUT HIS MOUTH WHEN THEY FIND HIM.

    • Your totally wrong for the conment u were quick to pulk the race card and quite frankly I c nothing wrong maybe u could both benefit from this mob wives is a big hit and i myself wouldnt have heard about it if not for monwives!!! I would b happy if someone loved a name I created and wanted to use it lets all start helping each other!!! Money money money!!!!!

    • Mr. Popoff, you’ve got a filthy mouth for a minister! And…you have no room to talk. your ministry does nothing but take advantage of the people you claim to help.

    • And wat is it that white people promote …..EVIL AND HATE YOU SOUND LIKE A DUMB ASS you should definetly read over what you wrote and reevaluate it because you truly sound ignorant…I feel sorry for you if you have lived your hole life thinking that way just like African-americans white people rap about violence and drugs and the funny part about it mostly white control the media and tv so they are the ones actually promoting it because they would rather promote hate and poverty then things that will help the average person prosper and bring us to unity so take your problem up with the govt not us because we are making best with wats do we didn’t invent this country we were brought to It so obviously you can see all that came from within stupid ass don’t let the Internet get you fucked up ! # moblife

  5. Personally I think you are all FuKKed in the head. You CANNOT blame a Whole race for what 1 person says or does, and nothing justifies the fact that everyone is lashing out at each other because 1 totally different person did something very immoral and wrong. Karma is a bitch. It’ll come around when she least expects it, just like it always does. You cant control peoples karma…. but how you react to those people can control your own………think about it……assholes.

  6. No i dont believe she is guilty millions of americans forget all the time and exspecially during hard times… People act as if they have never forgotten anything or think they have lived in her shoes please give her a break.. Renee u do what u got to do for your sanity so what honest mistake.

  7. wow dude she’s fucked up.. I was just watching that ep. on t.v. just now. And liked her shoes so I came back here to look them up. and find all this stuff, so I looked up the mag. and its true she a 100% stole the name. and after she stole the name, she went on further, and made herself look stupid. how you ganna say you came up wit sum on the spot. when you have physical evidence that shows other wise. come on now, aren’t you suppose to be In and out of the court system shouldn’t you no that. . (number 1 rule never leave behind evidence of foul play, well I hate for you girl but you left behind a photo of all things interviews statements the whole nine.)…. and really if he wanted to push the issue he could and would win. and all and all you efforts would have just gave him more media. and discredit yourself all together (making it to were no one wants to work wit you(history repeats its self. you fill me)

  8. Sounds like its time for a sit down …I think Mob Candy should just contact her and confro lovet her…love M.C
    ..and M.W hope it all works out..

  9. I am a mob daughter as well . Here in Cleveland that is and if I did anything so filthy in the way she did, My father would disown his own daughter . We call that straight disrespect ! And we believe that every action comes with a price .

  10. For real Renee? All she ever talks about is respect and loyalty! So WHAT THE FUCK! I would be so pissed off. Who the hell does she think she is anyway. Did this all take place when she was still a pill head? Was she zanaxed out? Or perked up?

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  12. The women on the show are disgusting. They are the biggest hypocrites on the face of the earth. They talk about “loyalty” and “respect” …what a joke. They wouldn’t know either if it hit them in the face. What Renee did to you is beyond disgusting and you should think of taking this up in court. Not Cool what she did. In fact, the more I watch those low life’s, the more I wonder how ppl even watch garbage like them. Between the fact that most of them looking like ugly masculine transvestites and the garbage that comes out of their mouths, its no wonder all they can attract are criminals in prison and low life’s. Who the hell would date garbage like them? Nobody with class thats for sure.. Please….Television needs to rethink the crap they put on tv.

    • I agree but I still sometimes watch them because when I’m feeling depressed or down on myself they remind me how great a person I really am and there are way worse women out there than me. They make me feel great about the woman I became and I could have come out worse like them. My family & I lost everything as a child because of the mob. They burned my fathers business & threatened our lives because he wouldn’t work w/ them. We had to leave NY in the middle of the nite & leave all my family & friends & belongings. I think about if my dad had played ball w/ them, that could have been me being in the mob life. I hate everything these women r & stand for & I like to watch them suffer. I luv Ang though, she has a good heart but the rest….. Well u know

    • @ Pam you must be an uppity ass chick so you think your better then somebody dumbass that’s why you are here writing comments and they are on tv collecting a chek on your ass and you still watching …..you know a lot of people like to judge other lifestyles but really need to take a look at themselves because honestly with the mentality you have I would not associate myself with your judgmental lowlife ass! You could not walk a day in any of our shoes I would iimagine your a pussy bitch too born with a sliver spoon in ur mouth # only god can judge in the end so your heart better be rght

  13. You should be glad she’s using mob candy I never heard of you but Renee has a big following and will probably benefit you more the the reverse how can this hurt you?

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  15. I hope by now this issue is satisfactorily resolved, but probably not… there is no remorse shown by Renee (or Jenn) for concept thievery.. ask Lynda Milito-Mob Wife was HER concept shown to Harvey Weinstein initially. And my concept for INTERCHANGEABLE HEELS that
    Renee announced to Jontin on the air was stolen directly from my Facebook page! She even went as far to credit this new” creativity” on her not being stoned! I shake my head, and a choice finger, at her for her hypocrisy n disrespect. Smoke a joint Renee…

  16. Actually, I not only think in my, personal opinion, that Graziano is completely wrong but from my professional opinion, I think she is REALLY wrong…I’m surprised her legal counsel (assuming she had an attorney) didn’t warn her.

    Despite what the majority thinks, Verbal Contracts ARE enforceable. Even I would take her to court. HOWEVER, I’ve seen Mob Candy Magazine around for a long time. Although I don’t know when Frankie started the magazine. What I don’t understand is why a magazine…or any person/organization that values their business’ name or mark would NOT register the trade name or mark. According to the US Patent and Trademark Office “USPTO”, Mob Candy Magazine didn’t register the trade name. Why? Who knows. I certainly would have, if it were me…but it wasn’t me. The trade name, “Mob Candy” was abandoned in Oct. 2006. It would’ve been smart to register it at that time. Graziano registered the “Mob Candy” trade name, individually, in association of jewelry retail in Aug. 2011 and she registered the “Mob Candy” trade name in association with the shoe retail, under the corporation, “Lunatickle Enterprises, Inc.” in Jan. 2013.

    The only other similar trade name is an Illinois online retail company that goes by “MOBCANDY” (2 words, without the space). If I were the REAL “Mob Candy”, as in Frankie…I’d contact an attorney. The only good reason to NOT register your trade name that I could think of is that nobody would sue your Corporation – because it doesn’t exist. However, if a person is ever sued, they’d be sued as a sole proprietor. BUT KEEP THIS IN MIND… IF YOU REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT MY POSTIN HERE: REMEMBER THIS, IN THE US, NOT FEDERAL OR STATE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO OBTIAN AND ENFORCE YOUR RIGHTS IN A TRADEMARK/TRADENAME. EVEN UNREGISTERED MARKS/NAMES CAN RECEIVE “COMMON LAW” TRADEMARK/NAME RIGHTS IN THE US UNDER THE LANHAM ACT.

    So, call an attorney. If I were you, I’d also register your mark (the design, color etc.), it’s not expensive. What a kick in the butt it would be if you could ALSO obtain compensation for what Graziano has received by using YOUR NAME!! Good Luck!!

    Hope this post was insightful to your readers as well.

  17. I inadvertently left something out of my previous post above:

    “Mob Candy Magazine” has been operating it’s business, using the “Mob Candy” name (although an assumed name) and has held itself out to the public MUCH LONGER than Graziano has. The WORLD knows this and so does ANY Judge that will be presiding on a case like this.

    PS. In the event people want to write to Graziano and tell her she was wrong, here’s the address she filed with the USPTO:

    Renee Graziano
    40 Arbutus Way St.
    Staten Island, NY 10312

    Good Luck!! (*smile*)

  18. Trademark Snap Shot Publication & Issue Review Stylesheet
    (Table presents the data on Publication & Issue Review Complete)

    OVERVIEW

    SERIAL NUMBER 85681509 FILING DATE 07/19/2012
    REG NUMBER 0000000 REG DATE N/A
    REGISTER PRINCIPAL MARK TYPE SERVICE MARK
    INTL REG # N/A INTL REG DATE N/A
    TM ATTORNEY FALK, ERIN M
    L.O. ASSIGNED 101

    PUB INFORMATION

    RUN DATE 05/02/2013
    PUB DATE 06/04/2013
    STATUS 681-PUBLICATION/ISSUE REVIEW COMPLETE
    STATUS DATE 05/01/2013
    LITERAL MARK ELEMENT MOBCANDY

    DATE ABANDONED N/A DATE CANCELLED N/A
    SECTION 2F NO SECTION 2F IN PART NO
    SECTION 8 NO SECTION 8 IN PART NO
    SECTION 15 NO REPUB 12C N/A
    RENEWAL FILED NO RENEWAL DATE N/A
    DATE AMEND REG N/A

    FILING BASIS

    FILED BASIS CURRENT BASIS AMENDED BASIS
    1 (a) NO 1 (a) NO 1 (a) NO
    1 (b) YES 1 (b) YES 1 (b) NO
    44D NO 44D NO 44D NO
    44E NO 44E NO 44E NO
    66A NO 66A NO

    NO BASIS NO NO BASIS NO

    MARK DATA

    STANDARD CHARACTER MARK YES
    LITERAL MARK ELEMENT MOBCANDY
    MARK DRAWING CODE 4-STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
    COLOR DRAWING FLAG NO

    CURRENT OWNER INFORMATION

    PARTY TYPE 10-ORIGINAL APPLICANT
    NAME WASSERMAN, HEATH NORMAN
    ADDRESS 711 CREEKSIDE CIRCLE
    GURNEE, IL 60031
    ENTITY 01-INDIVIDUAL
    CITIZENSHIP United States of America
    DBA/AKA DBA MOBCANDY

    GOODS AND SERVICES

    INTERNATIONAL CLASS 035
    DESCRIPTION TEXT Administration of a discount program for enabling participants to obtain discounts on goods and services through use of a discount membership card; Advertising, marketing, and promoting the goods and services of others via promotion exhibits, video products, Internet, excluding jewelry; Arranging and conducting auctions in the field of promotional events, excluding jewelry; Computerized on-line retail store services in the field of video products, clothing, health and beauty products, all excluding jewelry; Electronic catalog services featuring retail products featuring a wide variety of consumer goods of others, clothing, video products, excluding jewelry; On-line retail store services featuring a wide variety of consumer goods of others, exclusive of jewelry

    GOODS AND SERVICES CLASSIFICATION

    INTERNATIONAL CLASS 035 FIRST USE DATE NONE FIRST USE IN COMMERCE DATE NONE CLASS STATUS 6-ACTIVE

    MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION/STATEMENTS

    CHANGE IN REGISTRATION NO
    PSEUDO MARK MOB CANDY

    PROSECUTION HISTORY

    DATE ENT CD ENT TYPE DESCRIPTION ENT NUM
    05/01/2013 PREV O LAW OFFICE PUBLICATION REVIEW COMPLETED 014
    04/22/2013 CNSA P APPROVED FOR PUB – PRINCIPAL REGISTER 013
    04/19/2013 XAEC I EXAMINER’S AMENDMENT ENTERED 012
    04/18/2013 ALIE A ASSIGNED TO LIE 011
    04/18/2013 GNEN O NOTIFICATION OF EXAMINERS AMENDMENT E-MAILED 010
    04/18/2013 GNEA O EXAMINERS AMENDMENT E-MAILED 009
    04/18/2013 CNEA R EXAMINERS AMENDMENT -WRITTEN 008
    11/14/2012 GNRN O NOTIFICATION OF NON-FINAL ACTION E-MAILED 007
    11/14/2012 GNRT F NON-FINAL ACTION E-MAILED 006
    11/14/2012 CNRT R NON-FINAL ACTION WRITTEN 005
    11/14/2012 DOCK D ASSIGNED TO EXAMINER 004
    07/27/2012 MPMK O NOTICE OF PSEUDO MARK MAILED 003
    07/26/2012 NWOS I NEW APPLICATION OFFICE SUPPLIED DATA ENTERED IN TRAM 002
    07/23/2012 NWAP I NEW APPLICATION ENTERED IN TRAM 001

    CURRENT CORRESPONDENCE INFORMATION

    ATTORNEY ATTORNEY MICHAEL CHERNIN
    CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS ATTORNEY MICHAEL CHERNIN
    735 N WATER ST
    MILWAUKEE, WI 53202-4100
    DOMESTIC REPRESENTATIVE NONE

  19. This makes no sense to me. Renee Graziano appears on the cover of Mob Candy magazine. Immediately afterwards, Renee begins to sell Mob Candy clothing, hats, shoes, etc., and Mr. Dimatteo does absolutely nothing about this. An individual by the name of Heath Norman Wasserman, through his Attorney Michael Chernin, is granted a Trademark, it appears, to the name Mob Candy, and Mr. Wasserman does nothing. Would someone please explain this to me.

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