Genting Malaysia has agreed to make numerous design changes to its US$4 billion integrated resort, Resorts World Las Vegas, as part of a settlement agreement with its Las Vegas Strip neighbour Wynn Resorts.
In a joint announcement, the two companies declared they had reached an agreement in relation to a dispute involving trade dress and copyright infringement claims surrounding the design of Resorts World Las Vegas.
Wynn first filed a lawsuit on 21 December 2018 citing “a substantially similar architectural design and trade dress.”
Commenting on the settlement, Genting’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs & Development, Michael Levoff, said, “Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas project will be the launching point for the next generation of integrated resorts, and the aesthetics of the project will play an important role in its future success.
“While the company believes the design to have had differences with Wynn and Encore’s once fully realized, after further consideration and conversations with the Wynn team, we have directed our 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.”
Chief Communications Officer for Wynn Resorts, Michael Weaver, said, “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.”