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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.

How long have you been with Playboy?
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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Kenyon's gone but IP boutique model isn't dead, as our look at firms born in the '60s shows https://t.co/6QQJM7Nqlv https://t.co/ujIqnodzNP

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