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...
To view the full article, register now.




Case Information

Case Title

Lee v. Monroe County Heritage Museum, Inc.

Case Number



Alabama Southern

Nature of Suit



William H. Steele

Date Filed

October 10, 2013

Law Firms

Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.