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Wynn suing Resorts World

Discussion in 'Casino Industry & Development' started by StevieNight, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. Dean Martin

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    We were just at Encore and our Presidential Limo driver was telling us about this lawsuit on our way to the hotel. It was dark out and the story seemed a bit strange until I saw the place in the daylight. It looks a LOT like Wynncore. Too much like Wynncore if you ask me, especially after seeing how they're putting the name in the upper corner with almost the same flair. I'd say the lawsuit has merit.
     
  2. woodsie

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    The fact that Boyd started it doesn't absolve Resorts World of any responsibility when they picked it up and continued with it.

    I'm not saying that Wynn has any grounds on the curvature alone but under some hypothetical where they did, it wouldn't matter how many hands the property changed between from start and finish.

    Wynn's right to defend their trademarks isn't diminished just because an asset which mimics their design is juggled between different parties.

    Another thing which I think a lot of people don't understand is that one of the fundamentals of a maintaining a trademark is both actively using it and vigorously defending it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trademark#Maintaining_rights

    What some people in this thread perceive as "Corporate Bullying" is more than likely just necessary standard procedure for Wynn's legal team to protect the design elements that define their brand.

    But don't misunderstand me. I don't think the curvature of the building is the problem here. There are plenty of curved buildings out in the market and that in and of itself probably doesn't represent an infringment. The issue is more than likely the entire package taken as a whole. In the render above, if that is the current concept, it most certainly is a very Wynn-esque design.
     
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  3. NewOrleansSlimm

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    right down the strip you have Aria and Vdara with a similar curve, i agree with you on this...if they would have went with the original window color combo I dont think they would be in this situation right now....either way, good or bad it gives them some more publicity
     
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    Did Vdara copyright the Death Ray, lol
     
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    Just returned this past Wednesday from a week at Encore. I'm a former litigator but not an IP specialist. I found the tower strikingly similar to Encore; it was the color of the glass even more than the curvature of the building. It made it seem like it was a third Wynncore building across the street from Encore and Wynn. I was also thinking about the fact that Wynncore has the property (I believe) on the West side of LVB and plans to build there, presumably with a design similar to Wynn and Encore. As an Encore fan I found the similarity annoying. Wynn execs must be pissed.
     
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    And all publicity is good.

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  7. StevieNight

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    Here’s an update on this from the Review Journal:

    https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/resorts-world-las-vegas-responds-to-wynn-resorts-lawsuit-1571202/
     
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    Resorts World needs to just change the main color of the glass. Then use the old glass to put

    R
    W in big letters on the face of the building.
     
  9. Mudhen

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    Kind of a hilarious response to the Wynn law suit, from Resorts World. Basically, they are saying: Gee, if we have stop work and redesign the building, it will cost us a lot of money. And that's not fair.

    It'a also interesting to note, that they confessed that Resorts World does currently look similar to the Wynn properties. I'm not so sure that is a great defense strategy.

    Well alrighty, then. Sounds like the RW attorneys have the situation sized up nicely.
     
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    I still don't get why more casinos are being built in Vegas...the market is already too saturated...heck, the casinos are starting to feel empty. More casinos would spread the people around even more to really make things look thin.
     
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