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Feb 20, 2008

Update: Lawsuit on Use of Trademarks in Art

The lawsuit by the University of Alabama against Daniel Moore for using the UA's trademarks in his paintings continues after three years this March. As reported in my earlier blog on January 6, 2006, Moore is making good on his promise to not settle the matter if it infringes on his (and, as a result, our) First Amendment rights. You can hear an 2005 interview of Moore discussing the lawsuit on All Things Considered.

The Tuscaloosa News is reporting that mediation efforts have failed. The judge is now turning the case over to a special master for recommendations for possible rulings in the case. The case still may go to a jury to resolve fact issues.

Kudos to Moore for fighting for artist's rights.