The Drifters triumph in court case

The Treadwell family, who have legally controlled the Drifters since 1953, served a writ in December accusing four musicians, their former UK tour manager Philip Luderman and their former agent Mark Lundquist of "passing off" a UK group as the real thing and thus infringing the Drifters' trademark.

Representatives of the band say that the legal victory confirms the ownership of the UK and European trademarks of The Drifters name, as well as removing the ambiguity surrounding the band's identity.

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