museum dispute

Harper Lee-Museum
4:03 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Author Harper Lee, Hometown Museum At Odds

"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is at odds with a museum in her hometown of Monroeville. Lee is seeking a trademark for the words "To Kill a Mockingbird" when they are used on clothing.
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"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is at odds with a museum in her hometown of Monroeville.

Lee is seeking a trademark for the words "To Kill a Mockingbird" when they are used on clothing. The Monroe County Heritage Museum is opposing the application, contending the sale of souvenirs with the words "To Kill a Mockingbird" is vital to its continued operation.

Lee's attorney, Robert Clarida, says the 87-year-old author has never received a penny from the museum's sale of T-shirts, caps and other souvenirs.

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