MGM Resorts is suing a casino that is online 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 tough time collecting damages in such cases.
A lawsuit filed in US District Court for the District of Nevada on Thursday accuses the unnamed operator of LiveMGM.com of incorporating the company’s trademarks, including its famous lion logo, for the purpose of ‘impersonating MGM and investing off of the fame that is substantial and customer recognition’ of the MGM title.
LiveMGM.com, a oriental website, is accused of pretending to be the real MGM in an attempt to ‘lure gamblers to gamble at its illicit web site,’ in accordance with the filing.
The casino giant is looking for relief that is injunctive the operator, along with transfer of the domain name, plus compensatory and punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees and expenses.
The filing notes that LiveMGM.com’s homepage also contains a false copyright notice at the bottom of the home page, saying ‘Copyright MGM Resorts International.’
Damages Hard to Retrieve
Casino giants like MGM are periodically required to defend their intellectual home rights aggressively against unscrupulous gambling internet sites. In 2015, Sheldon Adelson’s nevada Sands Corp won a lawsuit that is similar 35 Chinese online gambling websites that each and every appropriated the