Mon June 11, 2012
Fed Court Sends Ala. Art Case Back To Lower Court
Atlanta, GA – A federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled that a lower court should take another look at a case involving an artist known for drawing iconic images of University of Alabama sporting events.
In a ruling released Monday, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta upheld parts of a lower court's ruling, reversed others and sent the case back to a district court.
The University of Alabama had claimed that Daniel Moore's artwork violates the school's trademark rights.
The Birmingham artist and the university had a falling out around 2000. Five years later, Alabama sued Moore.
In Monday's ruling, the appeals court sided with the lower court regarding some of the artworks, but reversed its decisions regarding others. It sent the case back to the district court for further proceedings.
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