MARK TWAIN LOSES A SUIT.
CHICAGO, Jan. 9. - Some time since Samuel L. Clemens brought suit in the United States Court against Belford, Clarke & Co., publishers, to restrain them from republishing his works. It appeared in evidence that the books republished were not copyrighted, but Clemens claimed his pseudonym of "Mark Twain" as a trade-mark. The court in its decision yesterday held that noms de plume could not be construed as trade-marks and that his failure to copyright left his works open to republication by any one.
See Special Feature: Samuel L. Clemens vs. Belford, Clarke & Co.
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