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Times Square’s The Naked Cowboy wants Sandy Kane to stop copying him. Robert Burck, who wears only cowboy boots, a hat, briefs and a guitar that is strategically placed to give the illusion of nudity, wants Ms. Kane to stop infringing on his “naked cowboy” business format franchise and trademark.
Burck says if Kane's going to make money by posing for photos, he wants her to sign a "Naked Cowboy Franchise Agreement." Most of his licensed franchisees are required to pay $5,000 a year or $500 a month and go through a screening process. – AP
A former stripper, Sandy Kane is a working name for Sandra Brodsky. She says she’s not about to sign a franchise agreement and doesn’t owe Burck a thing.