Museum Moves To Kill A 'Mockingbird' Trademark Suit

By Bill Donahue (November 6, 2013, 2:48 PM EST) -- The operators of an Alabama museum honoring "To Kill a Mockingbird" asked a federal judge Wednesday to toss author Harper Lee's recently filed trademark infringement lawsuit against them, saying it was filed far too late.

The Monroe County Heritage Museum, a shrine to Lee's book based in her hometown of Monroeville, Ala., said Lee's claims were barred by the doctrine of laches because she "slumbered" on her right to sue for at least 18 years after the museum began operating in 1992.

"Certainly, the defendant has been unduly prejudiced by the plaintiff's unreasonable delay of nearly two decades," the motion to...

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