Thursday, August 6, 2009
The Naked Cowboy had sued Clear Channel to protect his trademark. Bloomberg covered it here. Tampa blogs covered it here. (And completely unrelated to this post, but he's also running for mayor of New York.)
His complaint (filed May 28, 2009) was that a Tampa radio station, 93.3 FLZ, infringed his rights when it aired an "imposter" Naked Cowboy. He also alleged that 51 videos of the imposter were put on youtube, which the station then linked to on its website. He alleged that one of the station's employees appeared in the Naked Cowboy's signature attire: a white cowboy hat, white cowboy boots, white underpants, and an acoustic guitar.
Very exciting. Yesterday, he dismissed his lawsuit against Clear Channel.
Robert Burck d/b/a The Naked Cowboy v. Clear Channel Communications, Inc., Case No. 2:09-CV-02560-SDW-MCA (D.N.J.)