The Drifters stopped performing in the U.S. decades ago, butthe group’s hit songs — such as “Under the Boardwalk,” “OnBroadway” and “Up on the Roof” — never left the airwaves. Thatmeans the owner of their trademarked name never lost it, afederal judge ruled on July 30.

Casting aside a jury verdict, U.S. District Judge NicholasPolitan in Newark said that Faye Treadwell, the widow of TheDrifters’ original manager, George Treadwell, still owns themark.

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