Naked Cowboy Sues Over Singing M&M

The Naked Cowboy has filed a $6 million lawsuit against Mars. Times Square busker Robert Burk says the candy maker stole his image for a massive video billboard featuring an M&M wearing a cowboy hat, boots, and briefs.
"All I've got is my underwear. It's the most brilliant thing that's ever been created from a marketing perspective. You can't stop it," said Burck, 37, who said he filed suit on the advice of lawyers and trademark experts.

The M&M appears for a few seconds in a five-minute looping advertisement that also features other New York icons. The case will be heard in Manhattan federal court. Burck began his career as a street performer in 1998, and has appeared on numerous TV shows and music videos. Link -via YesButNoButYes

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HI all,

I am the official writer for NAKED COWBOY: KING OF TIMES SQUARE. This is his own comic book. When I decided to do a comic about him, I made sure that I was able to do it, I called him up and we agreed upon a deal. M&Ms did nothing of the sort. So, he does have a case. For all who is wandering you can get his first comic here,, We have the Rock Band HELIX in the next issue coming soon. Go to to get the update on myspace. Thanks and take care.

Naked Cowboy: comic book writer-
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I wouldn't consider it a ripoff so much as a tribute. I mean, he's up there with King Kong and the Statue of Liberty. But hey, anything for a buck.
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