Intellectual Property Law

Famed 'Mockingbird' author Harper Lee settles suit against hometown museum


A federal lawsuit by the author of To Kill a Mockingbird against a museum in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, has apparently been settled.

Although terms are confidential, the case was dismissed Thursday at the request of the parties and Monroe County Heritage Museum is no longer using the title of the iconic trial novel in its Internet domain name, reports the Associated Press.

Harper Lee had previously settled the suit, which claimed the museum was profiting from her name and the book’s name without permission, but then sought to reinstate the suit last month.

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