Ala. Museum Can't Dodge Harper Lee's Trademark Suit

Law360, New York (February 7, 2014, 6:58 PM EST) -- The operators of an Alabama museum honoring “To Kill a Mockingbird” lost a bid Friday for a quick escape from a lawsuit filed by author Harper Lee accusing them of operating an unauthorized shrine to her classic 1960 novel.

U.S. District Judge William H. Steele refused to grant The Monroe County Heritage Museum in Monroeville, Ala., dismissal of Lee's trademark infringement lawsuit, which claims it has been using her trademarks to improperly capitalize on the success and fame of the book.

Among other things, the museum had...
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Case Title

Lee v. Monroe County Heritage Museum, Inc.


Case Number

1:13-cv-00490

Court

Alabama Southern

Nature of Suit

Trademark

Judge

William H. Steele

Date Filed

October 10, 2013

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