UA Files Suit Against Artist Daniel Moore
By Alabama Public Radio
Tuscaloosa, AL – The University of Alabama has filed a lawsuit against artist Daniel Moore. The University claims that some of his famous paintings depicting Alabama football during the past 26 years violate trademark law by showing Crimson Tide uniforms and logos. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Birmingham against Moore and his publishing company, New Life Art. The suit asks that he be ordered to pay appropriate licensing fees. Moore has filed a countersuit against the University. He says his paintings depict Alabama in a positive light and are protected by the Constitution's guarantees of freedom of speech. His work includes paintings of the goal line stand that sealed a win over Penn State in the 1979 Sugar Bowl. Moore is also known for his paintings of legendary Alabama Coach "Bear" Bryant.