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Wynn sues new $4billion Las Vegas resort for ‘copying its architectural style’

Wynn sues new $4billion Las Vegas resort for ‘copying its architectural style’ claiming the concave bronze structure could cause confusion when it opens right across the Strip in 2020

  • Wynn Resorts Holdings filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit against Resorts World Las Vegas on Friday
  • They claim the $4billion 2020 opening wants to mislead the public into believing its 3,000-room project on the North Strip is affiliated with Wynn
  • Wynn wants Resorts World to ‘remove any materials or goods that constituted infringing trade dress’ 
  • They said it is ‘likely to cause confusion, to cause mistake or to deceive’ people
  • Wynn is seeking exemplary and punitive damages as well as profits resulting from the design 

The corporate owner of the Wynn and Encore resorts is accusing a company building a $4billion casino across the street of copying its building design.

Wynn Resorts Holdings has filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit alleging that Resorts World Las Vegas wants to mislead the public into believing that it’s affiliated with Wynn.

The Nevada party area is due to welcome the 87 acre spot at the end of 2020 and with construction well underway on the North Strip of Las Vegas Boulevard, its rivals are suing because they believe it looks too much like their structures around the world.  

The corporate owner of the Wynn and Encore resorts on the Las Vegas Strip is accusing a company building a $4 billion casino across the street of copying its building design

Wynn Resorts Holdings filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit against Resorts World Las Vegas (pictured is what it is imagined to look like) on Friday

Wynn Resorts Holdings filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit against Resorts World Las Vegas (pictured is what it is imagined to look like) on Friday

Wynn wants Resorts World to 'remove any materials or goods that constituted infringing trade dress'

Encore

Wynn (which includes Encore, pictured right) wants Resorts World (left under contruction) to ‘remove any materials or goods that constituted infringing trade dress’

Friday’s filing at the U.S. District Court of Nevada in Las Vegas also uses Wynn Macau as evidence the concave architecture is synonymous with their brand which boasts bronze glass and cream horizontal bands between windows.

The 17-page filing states: ‘The architectural design embodied in defendant’s Resorts World Las Vegas hotel and casino is substantially similar to plaintiff’s registered copyrighted architectural work, and therefore defendant is violating plaintiff’s copyrights in addition to plaintiff’s registered and common law trade dress.’

Wynn – which is also under development in Everett, Massachusetts – asks the defendant to ‘remove any materials or goods that constituted infringing trade dress from its Resorts World Las Vegas hotel and casino that is currently under construction’.

They claim the $4billion 2020 opening (right) wants to mislead the public into believing its 3,000-room project on the North Strip is affiliated with Wynn (left Encore is pictured)

They claim the $4billion 2020 opening (right) wants to mislead the public into believing its 3,000-room project on the North Strip is affiliated with Wynn (left Encore is pictured)

 The Wynn brand is known to boast bronze glass and cream horizontal bands between panes

 The Wynn brand is known to boast bronze glass and cream horizontal bands between panes

Wynn wants any profits the new 3,000-room Resorts World Las Vegas LLC gains as a result of using elements of their design

Wynn wants any profits the new 3,000-room Resorts World Las Vegas LLC gains as a result of using elements of their design

Claiming that the look of the upcoming resort is ‘likely to cause confusion, to cause mistake or to deceive’, Resorts World is up against five counts; federal trade dress infringement, unfair competition and false designation of origin, federal trademark dilution, state trademark dilution, and copyright infringement. 

For those reasons Wynn wants any profits the new 3,000-room Resorts World Las Vegas LLC gains as a result of using elements of their design.

Additionally the company is seeking exemplary and punitive damages.

 Renderings show what the Resorts World building will look like when they're complete

 Renderings show what the Resorts World building will look like when they’re complete

Wynn said Resorts World it is 'likely to cause confusion, to cause mistake or to deceive' people

Wynn said Resorts World it is ‘likely to cause confusion, to cause mistake or to deceive’ people

Wynn in Sin City opened in 2005 and twin building Encore launched three years later. The Macau Wynn came along in 2006 and that version of Encore opened in 2010. Wynn Palace was added to Macau in 2016.

It’s not the first time they’ve gone after a company for using a similar look.

In 2012, they went after Japan’s Universal Entertainment for a property in the Philippines.

Owner Kazuo Okada used to work with 76-year-old Steve Wynn who resigned as Chairman of the Board in February.

Okada settled the case for $4.2billion in March. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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