Author Harper Lee, hometown museum at odds

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee is at odds with a museum in her hometown in Alabama.

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 title of Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel 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.

The museum’s director and attorney say the museum has been one of Lee’s biggest supporters, with an exhibit dedicated to her. They are hoping the legal dispute can be settled without damaging that relationship.

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  • basilionisisa

    dapat lang na bigyan siya ng prosyento! hindi yun greed… ano, yung businesses lang ang kikita sa pinaghirapan nya? may family din naman sya na syang lalong dapat makinabang sa fame nya. i support the author of one of my favorite books.

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