by Mike Masnick
Wed, Jun 23rd 2010 12:49pm
A few years ago, we noted that Richard Burck, better known as "The Naked Cowboy" (a guy who wanders around Times Square in NY strumming a guitar while only wearing underwear and a cowboy hat) had sued candy company Mars for having a "naked cowboy M&M" appear in a commercial. You see, for a (mostly) naked guy, he's still not above using trademark law to claim that only he can be naked and in a cowboy hat. So, it comes as no surprise that his naked litigious ways are showing up again. iamtheky was the first of a whole bunch of you to submit the news that he's demanding "franchise fees" from a woman who calls herself "The Naked Cowgirl." Her response is that she's not violating his rights at all, and that, as a former stripper, she's been naked a lot longer than Burck. I'd bring up our favorite moron in a hurry test here, but I'm actually afraid that might add one too many morons to deal with in this case.
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