01/11/2012 : Six more domain usurpers sued
MGM Resorts, the giant Las Vegas land gambling group that launched brand defensive actions against four cyber squatters last month has broadened its legal offensive with further court filings and injunctions against other parties.
In the latest actions, Las Vegas federal judge Philip Pro has issued a preliminary injunction against six defendants accused of registering poker domains between 2002 and 2005 that usurp well-known and respected MGM Resorts brands.
MGM has also requested that the defendants be restrained from using or selling the domains.
Judge Pro has ordered three major domain registrars to place a hold on the domains bellagioonlinepoker.com, circuscircuspoker.com, excaliburpoker.com, luxorpoker.com, mandalaybayonlinepoker.com, mgmpoker.com and ariapoker.com.