MGM Resorts is suing a on-line casino for trademark infringement and cybersquatting.
MGM Resorts gets litigious over a rogue online gambling company having its name, but history shows casino that is big have a tough time collecting damages in such cases.
A lawsuit filed in United States District Court for the District of Nevada on Thursday accuses the unnamed operator of LiveMGM.com of incorporating the business’s trademarks, including its famous lion logo design, for the purpose of ‘impersonating MGM and exchanging off of the significant popularity goodwill and customer recognition’ of the MGM title.
LiveMGM.com, a language that is chinese, is accused of pretending to be the real MGM in an effort to ‘lure gamblers to gamble at its illicit site,’ according to the filing.
The casino giant is seeking injunctive relief against the operator, along with transfer of the domain name, plus compensatory and punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees and costs.
The filing notes that LiveMGM.com’s homepage also contains a false copyright notice at the bottom of the house web page, saying ‘Copyright MGM Resorts International.’
Damages Hard to Retrieve
Casino giants like MGM are periodically needed to guard their intellectual home rights aggressively against unscrupulous gambling websites. In 2015, Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp won a lawsuit that is similar 35 Chinese online gambling websites that every appropriate Continue reading “MGM Sues Online Casino Over Trademark Infringement and ‘Identity Theft’”