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Short Take: Former Playmate countersues Playboy

Playboy's 1981 Playmate of Year, Terri Welles, has filed a counterclaim against the company, which sued her citing trademark violations on her Web site, TerriWelles.com. Playboy lost its lawsuit against Welles in Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Welles now is suing the publisher for defamation, unlawfully interfering with her business, and engaging in unfair business practices. She is seeking unspecified damages.

Playboy's 1981 Playmate of Year, Terri Welles, has filed a counterclaim against the company, which sued her citing trademark violations on her Web site, TerriWelles.com. Playboy lost its lawsuit against Welles in Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Welles now is suing the publisher for defamation, unlawfully interfering with her business, and engaging in unfair business practices. She is seeking unspecified damages.