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Playboy's no bunny

Shahnaz Mahmud, New York


Playboy is not just a leading men's magazine; it also has an extensive global licensing program and a strong online presence. Ana Cashman, assistant counsel at Playboy Enterprises, tells Shahnaz Mahmud why this poses increasing enforcement challenges.

Playboy is not just a leading men's magazine; it also has an extensive global licensing program and a strong online presence. Ana Cashman, assistant counsel at Playboy Enterprises, tells Shahnaz Mahmud why this poses increasing enforcement challenges.

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It will be five years in July. Before that I was a partner with law firm Seyfarth Shaw. When I graduated from law school in 1993, I wasn't sure what type of law I wanted to practice. I knew I was interested in international law so I enrolled in the LL.M. program at Kings College at the University of London. After I left my Introduction to IP class, something just clicked and I knew this was the field I wanted to practice in, especially knowing the challenges the law would face during those early days of the Internet.

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