Kristen Dolan to join La Quinta Arts Foundation as Managing Director

Kristen Dolan, who for the past decade has served in a variety of roles in the local non-profit and broadcasting sectors, will join La Quinta Arts Foundation (LQAF) as its managing director effective August 9, 2021. In this new role Dolan will oversee daily operations and help develop and implement new program initiatives to promote art and culture in the Coachella Valley. (READ MORE)

LQAF Continues Defense of its Federally Registered Trademark

Today, a federal district court denied a motion by La Quinta Arts Foundation (LQAF) seeking to enjoin the city of La Quinta (City) from using “La Quinta Art Celebration” to promote its event. A trial on the matter is scheduled later this year. The action was taken in direct response to a lawsuit filed by the City to cancel the La Quinta Arts Festival trademark (LQAF Mark) in use for thirty-seven consecutive years.   LQAF’s district court action sought to guard against liability for LQAF as well as to protect consumers from confusion. Concurrently, an administrative hearing with the United Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to consider the City’s twice denied, and third attempt to trademark La Quinta Art Celebration, (READ MORE)

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