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"Naked Cowboy" Makes Federal Case of Times Square Feud, Sues "Naked Cowgirl"

"Naked Cowboy" (Anthony Ruiz)

"Naked Cowboy" (Anthony Ruiz)

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) This is one lawsuit that really should be brief.

New York City's famous Naked Cowboy is headed to court to protect his trademark from the Naked Cowgirl.

Robert Burck says Sandy Kane is damaging the brand he built through more than a decade of strumming his guitar wearing only briefs and a cowboy hat. He's earned as much as $1,000 a day working Times Square from about 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kane - aka Sandra Brodsky - wears a bikini, cowboy hat and guitar in her role as the Naked Cowgirl. Kane is a former stripper who's now a fixture of the New York comedy scene. 

The "Cowboy" filed a federal suit Wednesday asking the court to keep Kane from doing anything that would violate Burck's trademark, performing as he does, Burck-naked.

  • Barry Leibowitz

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