Attorneys for a Station Casinos LLC subsidiary have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for Nevada claiming an Arizona company is infringing on its "Revolver" and "Revolver Saloon and Dance Hall" trademarks.
The trademarks are used by Santa Fe Station hotel-casino. The defendant is Scottsdale, Ariz., based Revolver LLC, which owns and operates the Revolver Lounge.
Both bars use one or more reverse "R"s in their logo. The lawsuit even admits Revolver Lounge started using the name in January 2010, just before the Las Vegas saloon opened.
But, according to the nine-page complaint filed late Thursday by attorneys with the Las Vegas office of the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, Santa Fe Station had "priority rights" to the Revolver name by filing its federal intent-to-use applications in December 2009.
"Defendant's use if the infringing mark has created a likelihood of confusion among consumers who may falsely believe defendant's services are associated with Station Casinos' services or that ... Station Casinos have sponsored or approved of defendant's services or commercial activities."
A message left seeking comment from the owners of the Revolver Lounge was not returned.
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