Lawsuit over image on Texas inspection stickers

BOERNE, TX David K. Langford of Comfort says he owns the copyright. The lawsuit asks a court to block the Department of Public Safety from further use or issuance of the stickers, plus award damages and legal fees.

The San Antonio Express-News reported Monday that the stickers were produced by state inmates under a Texas Department of Criminal Justice contract with DPS. Both agencies, named as defendants, declined comment.

Langford says he took the photo in 1984 and he believes an inmate scanned the image from a Texas Parks and Wildlife publication.

Langford attorney Jimmy Carter says as many as 5 million disputed stickers have been issued.

Copyright © 2023 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.