There’s trouble a-brewing on the range, um, we mean Times Square. Turns out Robert Burck, aka The Naked Cowboy, has a burr in his saddle tighty-whities about an impostor known as The Naked Cowgirl who is cramping his style and perhaps his copyright:
“No one else should be profiting off the Naked Cowboy brand,” said Burck’s lawyer, Joe Jackson. “This woman is confusing tourists and destroying the brand.”
Burck filed the trademark infringement suit against the cowgirl, whose real name is Sandra Brodsky, in Manhattan federal court. Burck said his idea – which he trademarked in 2000 – is about clean, wholesome fun. He claims the cowgirl is tarnishing the name with her antics. “She has been observed using visual profanity (flipping the bird at the camera) when photographing with people in Times Square,” the lawsuit states. “This is inconsistent with the manner in which the Naked Cowboy conducts business.”
Somehow we don’t think said cowgirl is gonna deter the housewives from Omaha, in town to see Shrek on Broadway, from taking photos with our city’s favorite homoerotic exhibitionist.