Las Vegas Sands, a resort company in Nevada, has gone to court in a bid to stop a counterfeit website having features similar to its own. LasVegas Sands attorney has already filed a trade-mark infringement lawsuit against the site owner whose identity has not yet been revealed yet. According to the attorney, the website is very similar to the Las Vegas sands website as it has photos of Sands properties such as Palazzo on the Las Vegas Strip and Venetian. The counterfeit also features headlines like “our properties”, and “Corporate view” and “investor relations” however, unlike the genuine website, this website has a section on “opportunity opportunity” that is totally unrelated to Las Vegas sands.
The suits aims to obtain a temporary restraining order against the website as it will ultimately lead to unsuspecting members of the public to be swindled off their money. The law suit also wants the court to instruct for the removal of the sites domain name or its removal.
The law suits further says that the website will lead to Las Vegas sands to lose its reputation as the website only aim is to defraud customers of their money something that it has achieved through its commitment to providing quality since it was established.
The law suit was filed by the law firm Lewis and Roca LLP.
Las Vegas Sands is a successful integrated resort company based in Nevada. Its assets portfolio includes the Venetian Resort hotel casino, the palazzo resort hotel casino, Sands casino resort Bethlehem, Sands Expo and convention center, Sands Macao, the Venetian Macao resort hotel, and the Marina sand bay. The company has also ventured into the Aircraft industry. This company is listed in the New York stock exchange. Las Vegas sands featured prominently in Casino news in 2008 as it experienced a significant downfall in its shares during the financial crisis with its stock falling by 97% in a two week period.
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