Just last month, the widow of the Drifters’ original managerstood poised to collect some $12 million in profits taken in byanother band that had usurped the name since the 1970s.

But on Aug. 21, Third Circuit Judge Leonard Garth issued atemporary stay until a panel hears an appeal from the July 30district court ruling that found the original band had neverabandoned its trademark. In the meantime, any profits collectedby the ersatz Drifters are to be placed in escrow, Garth orderedin Marshak v. Treadwell, 95�3794.

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