Live Nation Suing Bootleg Merch Vendors Outside Post Malone Shows
Live Nation is reportedly suing anyone who tries to sell fake merchandise at Post Malone shows.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Live Nation is asking for restraining orders against any vendors attempting to sell fake merchandise outside of Post Malone’s show in Newark New Jersey, as well as his upcoming show at the Prudential Center. In the suit, the concert promoter giant is accusing vendors of selling low-quality merchandise outside of venues, pretending their merchandise has been endorsed by the pop star.
“Defendants have manufactured Infringing Merchandise for the sole purpose of selling it at the concerts,” the suit notes. “It is beyond dispute that Defendants [vendors] have and will continue to knowingly utilize the Artist’s [Post Malone] Trademarks to deceive the public and create the appearance that Defendants’ Infringing Merchandise is sponsored by or originated from Plaintiff, and Plaintiff has no control over the quality of the merchandise.”
While the defendants weren’t named “because their true names and capacities are unknown at this time,” the suit notes that it will be updated once “their true names and capacities are ascertained.”
Live Nation is seeking monetary compensation and wants to seize and destroy the knock-off merchandise.
This isn’t the first time Live Nation has sued for fake merchandise; back in 2017, the company pre-sued anyone who tried to sell fake Coldplay items. At the time, Live Nation also sought monetary compensation and the destruction of the fake merchandise.
Currently, Post Malone is on his extended Runaway Tour, playing gigs in support of his sophomore record, Hollywood’s Bleeding.