Not the same Naked Cowboy

October 19, 2012

  • 382T Trademarks
  • 382TVIII Violations of Rights
  • 382TVIII(A) In General
  • 382Tk1422 k. Nature of Defendant’s Use; Use in Commerce.

382T TrademarksSoap opera episode in which character played guitar and sang for several seconds while wearing only his briefs, cowboy boots, and cowboy hat did not infringe street performer’s “Naked Cowboy” trademark, where term “Naked Cowboy” did not appear in program.
Naked Cowboy v. CBS, 844 F. Supp. 2d 510 (S.D.N.Y. 2012)
Suggested by Ben Frisch, Senior Attorney Editor, Thomson Reuters