Florida State University
College of Law
Main Classroom Building, Room 322
J.D., University of Chicago, 2008
B.A., University of Utah, 1996
Professor Linford focuses his scholarship on Intellectual Property and Contract Law. He teaches Contracts, Copyright Law, Trademarks and Unfair Competition, and Current Topics in Intellectual Property.
Professor Linford received his J.D. from the University of Chicago, where he was a member of The University of Chicago Law Review, graduated with high honors and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Prior to joining the Florida State law faculty, Professor Linford litigated copyright and trademark matters with the law firm of Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson, LLP, in Chicago and clerked for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Select Recent and Forthcoming Publications
The Path of the Trademark Injunction, in Research Handbook on the Law & Economics of Trademarks (Glynn Lunney, editor) (Edward Elgar Publishing) (forthcoming 2022)
Democratizing Access to Survey Evidence of Distinctiveness, in Trademark Law and Theory: Reform of Trademark Law (Graeme Dinwoodie & Mark Janis, editors) (Edward Elgar Publishing 2021)
'Tell the Truth:' Truth in Music Advertising Post Tam, in The Oxford Handbook of Music Law and Policy (Sean O’Connor, editor) (Oxford University Press 2020)
Trademark Fame and Corpus Linguistics (with Kyra Nelson), 45 Colum. J.L. & Arts 171 (2022)
Copyright and Attention Scarcity, 42 Cardozo L. Rev. 143 (2020)
Contracting for Fourth Amendment Privacy Online (with Wayne Logan), 104 Minn. L. Rev. 101 (2019)
Placebo Marks, 47 Pepp. L. Rev. 1 (2019)