Wynn Resorts sues Resorts World Las Vegas over “similar design”
Lawsuit alleges Resorts World, currently under construction on the Vegas Strip, looks too similar to nearby Wynn property.
The cause of the suit is the Resorts World property that is currently under construction on the Las Vegas Strip. The $4 billion, 3,000-room resort is expected to open in late 2020.
Local news reports say that the suit alleges that this property’s design looks a little too similar to the nearby Wynn Las Vegas and Encore buildings.
The 17-page lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of Nevada last month claims the designs have already confused some people and that they have the potential to mislead customers into thinking that the two properties are affiliated with each other.
The complaint also has Wynn Resorts claiming that Resorts World’s design scheme uses Wynn’s registered architectural design, which consists of a three-dimensional building that features a concave facade, curved bronze glass, and horizontal banding above and between the lines of its glass panes.
In addition, the design of the new Resorts World Las Vegas is said to be confusingly similar to the plaintiff’s architectural trade dress and copyrighted architectural work.
“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,” the lawsuit says.
The new property is directly across the street, and as such is likely to confuse or even deceive the public, according to the lawsuit.
In summation, the five counts of the suit list federal trade dress infringement, unfair competition, federal trademark dilution, state trademark dilution, and copyright infringement.
The Wynn Las Vegas first opened back in 2005, followed by Encore in 2008.
The Resorts World property is slated to open some time in 2020.
Let’s take a look at a few other projects currently underway by Wynn Resorts:
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