Genting says remains confident will defeat Wynn’s baseless claims

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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 21): Genting Group said it remains confident of defeating Wynn Resorts Holdings LLC's baseless claims against Resorts World Las Vegas LLC on trademark infringement and unfair competition when all the relevant facts are presented, Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Saturday.

Resorts World Las Vegas is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Bhd.

Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that US District Court Judge Gloria Navarro on Friday directed attorneys for Wynn and Resorts World to attend a hearing on January  29 in Las Vegas to present arguments on how Resorts World could produce a property design that does not resemble Wynn and Encore Las Vegas resort towers.

It was reported that the judge had on Friday delayed ruling on a request for a temporary restraining order that could shut down construction at the Resorts World Las Vegas project on the Strip.

Resorts World was quoted as saying additional evidence will be presented at the January 29 hearing.

Michael Levoff, senior vice president of public affairs and development for Genting, was quoted as saying in an emailed statement : “Genting (Resorts World’s parent company) remains confident that once all of the relevant facts are presented, the company will defeat Wynn’s baseless claims."

Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Wynn had on December 21, 2018, filed a  five-count trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuit against Resorts World Las Vegas.

It was reported that the five counts of the suit listed federal trade dress infringement; unfair competition and false designation of origin; federal trademark dilution; state trademark dilution; and copyright infringement.

Las Vegas Review-Journal quoted a Wynn company spokesman as saying the court’s order “allows Resorts World time to satisfy Wynn and the court that any design different from the design Wynn accuses of infringement will not resemble the design of the Wynn.” 

“It is Wynn’s desire that a design can be agreed to in the next two weeks, as expressed at the hearing, so that construction can continue and no jobs are interrupted or terminated.”