Coachella Is Suing Urban Outfitters For Trademark Infringement

The festival is saying that Free People, an Urban Outfitters Inc. company, has been using registered Coachella trademarks to sell apparel.

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Coachella Music Festival is suing Urban Outiftters Inc., Women's Wear Daily reported today. According to the report, the festival told a federal court that Free People, one of Urban Outfitters Inc.'s companies, has been selling items using the Coachella name.

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Coachella claims that Urban is "trading on the goodwill and fame" of the Coachella brand. The products named in the suit include the “Coachella Boot,” the “Coachella Mini Dress,” the “Coachella Pocket Tank,” and the “Coachella Valley Tunic.”

In addition to using the name of the festival for various items of apparel, Coachella claims that Urban has used "Coachella" as a term on its website so as to “misdirect consumers” who are searching for the festival online.

Representatives for Urban and Coachella did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

March 16, 2017
Coachella Is Suing Urban Outfitters For Trademark Infringement