beats dr dre studio headphones Coachella fest cuts off fake merchandise in court
Aiming to stem the sale of any knock off merchandise or Snoop Dogg t shirts, organizers of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival won a preliminary injunction in federal court on April 20, just in time for the massive event second weekend.
Coachella Music Festival LLC sued John Does, Jane Does and an XYZ Company filing the trademark infringement complaint days before the first weekend of the music fest began.
Among the registered trademarks affected: Coachella, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Coachella Valley Music Arts Festival, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Radiohead. The trademark for another headliner, The Black Keys, was pending, according to the filing. The phrase was also deemed off limits to bootleggers.
Noted in the original complaint, annually realizes substantial income from the sale of the Festival Merchandise, and hundreds of thousands of such items have been sold throughout the United States. The Festival is so popular that all of its performances are sold out. Paige, the man in charge of merchandising and security for the festivals and a vice president for Coachella Music Festival LLC, contributed a declaration supporting the injunction. When officers asked for names, the sellers hesitated or provided the names of movie, television or music characters, according to Paige declaration.
In another filing, he also summed up in thorough detail the bios of this year headline performers: Dre. A Los Angeles native, is a prominent and successful musical performer, producer and actor, who has used his performing name trademark for nearly 30 years He is currently prominently featured in commercials for his headphones, known as by Dr. Dre, which is sold at Best Buy,
Target and other major retailers throughout the United States. He has been the subject of hundreds of articles in magazines and newspapers distributed nationwide, including on the cover of Rolling Stone, and in the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. forget The Press Enterprise. Our intrepid music reporter Vanessa Franko wrote about Dre first weekend appearance alongside a hologram version of the late Tupac Shakur. Marshal could seize the concert contraband bearing the Festival name, etc. as long as it was being sold within 15 miles of the Empire Polo Club in Indio and 48 hours of the events.
Those who have their merch seized would apparently get a receipt, though, per the preliminary injunction and have the right to object to the court within 10 days.
Case information: Coachella Music Festival LLC v. John Does 1 5, Jane Does 1 4 and XYZ Company (CV 12 3069)
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