Author Harper Lee, hometown museum at odds
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) - To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee is at odds with a museum in her Alabama hometown over use of the words in the title of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Lee is seeking a trademark for the words when they are used on clothing. The Monroe County Heritage Museum in Monroeville is opposing the application, contending the sale of souvenirs with the words is vital to its continued operation.
Lee's New York attorney, Robert Clarida, said the 87-year-old author, who lives in Monroeville, has never received a penny from the museum's sale of T-shirts, caps and other souvenirs.
"They want to continue selling the merchandise without Ms Lee getting any money," he said on Friday.