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Coachella Goes After Fake Merch Peddlers in a Lawsuit

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Were you looking forward to getting a knock-off Coachella T-shirt this weekend? Sorry, bro.

Festival organizers are asking a judge to put a stop to the sale of totally unauthorized merchandise featuring logos from the festival and headliners, like Radiohead. Attorneys filed a suit in a Los Angeles federal court, according to City News Service, which took a look at the papers for the trademark infringement case.

The suit filed against a bunch of unnamed John Does says that this completely inferior merchandise being sold near the festival "is likely to injure the reputation of the festival and its artists."

The festival attorneys are asking a judge to grant them an injunction to stop the sales of this phony merch pronto—Weekend 2 of the festival kicks off tomorrow so time is of the essence. Coachella wants a preliminary injunction and seizure order that would authorize "the state police, local police or local deputy sheriffs, off-duty officers of same, and any person acting under their supervision" to "seize and impound any and all infringing merchandise."