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MGM Resorts is suing a on-line casino for trademark infringement and cybersquatting.
MGM Resorts gets litigious over a rogue online gambling company using its name, but history shows casino that is big have a tough time collecting damages in these 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 organization’s trademarks, including its famous lion logo design, for the true purpose of ‘impersonating MGM and trading off of the significant popularity goodwill and consumer recognition’ of the MGM title.
LiveMGM.com, a language that is chinese, is accused of pretending become the real MGM in an effort to ‘lure gamblers to gamble at its illicit web site,’ based on the filing.
The casino giant is looking for injunctive relief against the operator, along with transfer of the domain title, 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 home page, stating ‘Copyright MGM Resorts International.’
Damages Difficult to Retrieve
Casino giants like MGM are periodically required to protect their intellectual property 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 ادامه مطلب