Internet casinos ordered to return domain names
By Linda
Three Internet casino operators, accused of trademark infringement by Mandalay Bay, were ordered to return their domain names to the Las Vegas hotel-casino.

U.S. District Judge Roger Hunt last week ordered a South Korean entity plus several Internet casino operators to transfer their domain name 'mandalaybaycasino.com' to Mandalay.

Seoul-based entity Seocho was accused of linking the domain name to a website that also had links to the other defendants' online casinos and sportsbooks. The defendants include San Jose, California-based Digital Betting Unlimited and Michael Lee and Ladyville, Belize-based entities Carribean Sports Book Inc. and Fulton Data Processing.

Separately, U.S. District Judge Philip Pro ordered Luxor Online Casino of San Jose, Costa Rica, which was accused of linking its domain name 'luxor-online-casino.com' to an online casino and sportsbook, to return the domain name to Luxor owner Mandalay Resort Group.

He also ordered Australia-based DBS Administration Pty. Ltd., which was accused of linking its 'wwwluxorcasino.com' domain name to a casino directory website that provides links to other casino websites, to transfer the name to Mandalay.

In a similar case, Casino resort developer Steve Wynn of Las Vegas and his company Wynn Resorts LLC, who said they own the Wynn and Wynn Resorts trademarks, are suing to recover six domain names that allegedly infringe the Wynn trademark.

Wynn is suing four Californian registrants of the Internet domain names 'wynnresorts.com,' 'stevewynnresorts.com,' 'wynngaming.com,' and 'wynncasino.com' in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas.

The defendants also include a Carnegie, Pa.-based registrant of 'stevenwynn.net' and a Canadian registrant of 'wynnproperties.com.'

The defendants could not be reached for comment

 
 
 
 
 
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