MGM Resorts is suing a casino that is online 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 US 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, for the purpose of ‘impersonating MGM and exchanging off of the fame that is substantial 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 internet site,’ based on the filing.
The casino giant is searching 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 even contains a false copyright notice at the bottom of the house page, saying ‘Copyright MGM Resorts International.’
Damages Hard to Retrieve
Casino giants like MGM are periodically needed to protect their intellectual property rights aggressively against unscrupulous gambling sites. In 2015, Sheldon Adelson’s vegas Sands Corp won a similar lawsuit against 35 Chinese online gambling websites that each and every appropriat