Following up on a post from back in September about designer/insurance agent Jerry Gossett taking the Republican National Committee to court for stealing his design for a popular bumper sticker. The AP reported on Friday that the case final closed as the jury was out for only an hour and returned to say that the RNC didn’t seem to have stolen a thing.
Jurors deliberated for less than an hour Thursday before finding that Jerry Gossett was not entitled to damages from the Republican National Committee or the party’s chief campaign supplier.
Gossett had asserted that the sticker derived from a design he copyrighted in 2001, and that he had shopped his version around to high-ranking RNC officials before the campaign’s version debuted. In court filings, his attorneys estimated actual damages between $500,000 and $7.5 million.