Coachella Music Festival, LLC et al v. VIP Concierge LLC et al

Filing 31

ORDER ENTERING PERMANENT INJUNCTION AND FINAL JUDGMENT filed by Judge John F. Walter. It is further ORDERED that Defendant VIP Concierge, LLC is dismissed without prejudice. It is further ORDERED that final judgement is entered for Plaintiffs. SEE DOCUMENT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. (MD JS-6. Case Terminated) (twdb)

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1 2 JS-6 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 WESTERN DIVISION 11 COACHELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL, LLC; Case No.: 2:23-cv-02462-JFW (AGRx) FUTURE FESTIVALS, LLC; and ORDER ENTERING PERMANENT 12 GOLDENVOICE, LLC, INJUNCTION AND FINAL JUDGMENT Plaintiffs, 13 14 v. Hon. John F. Walter 15 VIP CONCIERGE, LLC; CRAIG BANASZEWSKI; and DOES 1-10, 16 Defendants. 17 The Court, having read and considered the stipulation of Plaintiffs and Defendant 18 19 Craig Banaszewski (“Defendant”) and the record in this case, and good cause appearing, 20 ORDERS that the stipulation is hereby GRANTED. 21 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 22 1. This Court has jurisdiction over the parties and the subject matter of the above- 23 captioned action (“Action”). 2. Plaintiffs own and operate the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (the 24 25 “Coachella Festival”) and the Stagecoach Music Festival (together with Coachella Festival, 26 “Plaintiffs’ Festivals”). 27 3. Plaintiffs own and have asserted in this Action, the following trademarks and 28 service marks, which are used in connection with Plaintiffs’ Festivals and other goods and 1 services: COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL; COACHELLA; 2 COACHELLA (stylized) (collectively, the “COACHELLA Marks”); STAGECOACH; 3 and STAGECOACH (stylized) (collectively, “Plaintiffs’ Marks”). Plaintiffs’ Marks are 4 valid and enforceable. 5 4. Plaintiff Coachella Music Festival, LLC owns and has asserted in this Action 6 United States Copyright Registration No. VA0002338141 for the 2023 Coachella Lineup 7 Poster (“Copyrighted Poster”). The copyright in the Copyrighted Poster is valid and 8 enforceable. 9 5. Plaintiffs provide different categories of passes to the Plaintiffs’ Festivals, 10 including public and non-public passes (which include but are not limited to Artist Passes 11 and Guest Passes). Each pass is worn as a wristband by the user and is subject to the terms 12 of use (“Terms”) available at The 13 Terms are valid and enforceable. 14 6. Defendant operates the websites and 15, where Defendant has offered for sale and has sold 16 unauthorized passes to Plaintiffs’ Festivals and solicited third parties to provide non-public 17 passes to Defendants in violation of the Terms, displayed and distributed copies of 18 Plaintiffs’ Copyrighted Poster, and used Plaintiffs’ Marks, all without Plaintiffs’ 19 authorization. 20 7. As a direct result of Defendant’s actions, Plaintiffs have sustained substantial, 21 immediate, and irreparable injury, and are entitled to a permanent injunction. 22 8. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, Defendant and his agents, servants, 23 employees, and attorneys, and all other persons who are in active concert or participation 24 with any of them, who receive actual notice of this order are hereby enjoined and restrained 25 from: 26 a. Offering or attempting to offer to buy, sell, trade, or transfer, or soliciting the 27 purchase, sale, trade, or transfer of, any non-public pass entitling access to 28 any restricted part of any of Plaintiffs’ Festivals; 2 1 b. Advertising or publishing any offer to purchase, sell, trade, or transfer of 2 non-public passes entitling access to any restricted part of Plaintiffs’ 3 Festivals; 4 5 c. Violating the Terms, or attempting to induce any individual or party to violate the Terms, that attach to passes to Plaintiffs’ Festivals; 6 d. Participating in, aiding, or inducing, or attempting to participate in, aid, or 7 induce, any effort by any person to trespass or gain unauthorized entry into 8 any part of Plaintiffs’ Festivals; 9 10 e. Making any false or misleading statements regarding Plaintiffs’ Festivals, including regarding availability of passes; 11 f. Displaying or distributing the Copyrighted Poster; 12 g. Using in any manner Plaintiffs’ Marks or any confusingly similar variation 13 14 15 thereof; and h. Engaging in any unfair competition with Plaintiffs. 9. It is further ORDERED that Defendant VIP Concierge, LLC is dismissed 16 without prejudice. 17 10. It is further ORDERED that final judgement is entered for Plaintiffs. 18 11. Each party shall bear its own costs, expenses, and attorneys’ fees. 19 12. This Court shall retain jurisdiction to the extent necessary to enforce this 20 Permanent Injunction. 21 22 IT IS SO ORDERED. 23 24 Dated this 23rd day of May, 2023 __________________________________ John F. Walter United States District Judge 25 26 27 28 3

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