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Wynn, Genting settle copyright infringement lawsuit

Wynn Resorts has agreed to drop their lawsuit against Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas (RWLV) after reaching a settlement on Monday.

In December, Wynn Resorts filed a lawsuit against RWLV, claiming trade dress and copyright infringement, in particular, over RWLV’s use of use of curved bronze glass in its design.

On Monday, Genting maintains its belief that the design had differences with Wynn and Encore, but said following consideration and conversations with the Wynn team, it has directed its design team to make several changes that will clearly differentiate the two properties.

"This mutually beneficial settlement will allow Genting to continue to develop Resorts World Las Vegas with minimal impact to cost and the overall project timeline," said Michael Levoff, senior vice president of Public Affairs & Development.

"Wynn Resorts' world-renowned signature architecture and design are among the elements that have built our brand's reputation for excellence. Resorts World Las Vegas' initial design had elements which had similarity to our resorts in Las Vegas, Macau, and Boston. The new design changes offered by Genting will resolve the concerns we expressed about the similarity of the design," said Michael Weaver, Chief Communications Officer, Wynn Resorts.

"We welcome and look forward to Resorts World Las Vegas' opening. Their future success will benefit all of Las Vegas."

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