Jake Linford

Jake Linford

Jake Linford

Loula Fuller and Dan Myers Professor
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Roberts Hall, Room 322
Phone: 850.644.3449
Fax: 850.644.0576


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 2021)

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)

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)

Valuing Residual Goodwill After Trademark Forfeiture, 93 Notre Dame L. Rev. 811 (2018)

Datamining the Meaning(s) of Progress, 2017 BYU L. Rev. 1531 (2018)

Are Trademarks Ever Fanciful?105 Geo. L.J. 731 (2017)
(Recipient of the 2017 Ladas Memorial Award for top professional trademark paper)