Malaysia’s Genting Taken to Court for Allegedly Copying Wynn’s Building Design

December 27, 2018


Genting and its unit Genting Malaysia suffered a marginal drop in stock prices after rival Wynn Resorts Holdings filed a lawsuit alleging them of duplicating copyrighted building design, reported the Las Vegas Sun.

At 12:30pm on Wednesday morning (26 Dec), Genting and Genting Malaysia’s respective stock prices declined 2.9 percent to RM6.05 and 3.3 percent to RM2.93.

The report said Wynn lodged a federal trademark infringement lawsuit accusing that Genting’s US$4 billion (RM16.7 billion) Resorts World Las Vegas casino and resort was made to look similar to Wynn’s properties to deceive the public that the 3,000-room development is related to Wynn.

The case filed last Friday (21 Dec) includes pictures of Resorts World Las Vegas’ bronze glass, curved façade and horizontal design, which Wynn claims is identical to the copyrighted design of Wynn properties in Las Vegas and Macau.

Images on the portal of Resorts World Las Vegas reveal a large tower with Chinese lantern dangling at the edge. Apart from having a pool and amphitheatre, the development’s exterior also contains smaller buildings built based on traditional Chinese architecture.

At present, the construction of Resorts World Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip is ongoing, with completion targeted by 2020.

Recently, the Genting conglomerate lodged a US$1 billion lawsuit against Twenty-First Century Fox and its soon-to-be new owner Walt Disney Co in late-November for scrapping a deal to construct a Fox World theme park in Malaysia’s Genting Highlands.

“The opening date of the outdoor theme park is dependent on the options to be pursued by Genting Malaysia,” said Genting last Thursday (20 Dec) in a filing stock exchange filing amidst mounting concerns over the targeted 2019 completion of the theme park.


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