Wynn Resorts sues Las Vegas strip for a similar appearance

The Las Vegas Strip has not opened yet but it seems like a legal turmoil has already knocked their door. The Las Vegas Strip will be opening its mega resort in 2020 but the property would first need to make some changes before the doors open. A $4 billion casino project from Malaysia gambling giant Genting Group, Resorts World is being constructed across the street from the Wynn and Encore Resorts. The lawyers of Wynn resorts have said that architectural similarities between the two might mislead the public as they would end up thinking that both of them look similar.

“The architectural design in defendent’s Resorts World Las Vegas hotel and casino has a strikingly similar appearance to plaintiff’s registered copyrighted architectural work and therefore we feel that the defendant is violating Wynn’s copyrights in addition to plaintiff’s registered and common law trade dress.”

Resorts World was cleared to open a casino in 2016 by Nevada gaming regulators in May of 2016  but it has witnessed several setbacks due to which its opening has got delayed. On the other hand, Wynn Resorts opened in 2005 and Encore opened its doors in 2008. Wynn also has its operations in Macau. Wynn is trying to expand its horizons with its next opening to be built in Everett, Massachusetts. The shares worth of Wynn Resorts were skyrocketing at a worth more than $200 before the WSJ report. The shares value witnessed a plunge and they are currently trading at less than half that price. Steve Wynn was the founder of Wynn Resorts which he opened after selling his Mirage Resorts to MGM.


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