Update at 4:42 p.m: The federal judge indeed granted the order to stop sales of fake Coachella goods, reports City News Service.
Goldenvoice, the promoter behind Coachella, wants to put a stop to counterfeit t-shirts, hats and other merchandise being sold today around the event at Empire Polo Club in Indio.
It's expected to file a federal lawsuit today that would empower local cops to “seize and impound” the gear, according to papers filed today.
The move would allow Goldenvoice to crackdown on the second weekend of this year's big concert, which features …
… Radiohead, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, a holographic Tupac, David Guetta, and more.
Attorneys are expected to ask U.S. District Judge Audrey B. Collins for an injunction on the selling of the stuff. The promoter might also ask for a “seizure order.”
This would empower “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” according to preliminary papers filed in court.
Don't want to end up with fake Coachella crap?
Buy your gear inside the venue, from a concessions stand, and not from a guy with a folding table on the corner of 50th Avenue and Monroe Street.
Read more of our Coachella music coverage here.