Bloomberg Law
Aug. 11, 2022, 7:26 PM

Coachella, Live Nation Settle Suit Over Native Tribe Event Name

Kyle Jahner
Kyle Jahner
IP Reporter

Coachella Music Festival LLC agreed to settle its contributory trademark infringement lawsuit against Live Nation Entertaiment Inc. for promoting a Native tribe’s “Coachella Day One 22" concert.

Coachella Music Festival, which has organized its event in California’s Coachella Valley that has drawn hundreds of thousands of concert-goers annually since 1999, registered the “Coachella” trademark for musical events in 2006, according to its 2021 complaint. Live Nation infringed the festival’s trademark by promoting the New Year’s Day 2022 concert event in the valley hosted by the Twenty-Nine Palms Mission Indians, the complaint filed in the US District Court for the Central ...