Coachella sues Ghanaian Afrochella over “copyright infringement”

California’s Coachella has filed a lawsuit against Ghana’s popular event, Afrochella.

Coachella claims Afrochella tried to patent ‘Chella’ and invade the U.S. market. 
As reported by Rolling Stone, the lawsuit was filed on Wednesday, October 5, at a California district court.

Three years have passed since AEG (the owner of Goldenvoice) – the concert giant behind Coachella – warned Afrochella of “violating” the concert’s trademark.

They also pointed out that the “Chella” component of their Afrochella logo utilizes a typeface almost identical to Coachella’s.

AEG is requesting a restraining order against using the Afrochella name.

In addition, they seek $100,000 over claims of cybersquatting domain names, and damages for unfair competition.


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