Boyd Gaming Corp. has sued a website domain-name owner, arguing he misused the company’s Stardust trademarks for Internet gaming sites.
Boyd Gaming filed a trademark infringement complaint Thursday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas against Hans Martin Pollack. The Las Vegas-based gaming company claims Pollack lives in Austria and has websites called stardustgaming.com and stardustgaming.net.
The company is asking the court to order Pollack to stop infringing on Boyd’s trademarks and to block him from selling those Internet domain names.
“Boyd purchased the Stardust property in 1985, and acquired all rights to use the Stardust name and mark, including exclusive rights to the distinct design of the Stardust road sign,” the 18-page lawsuit said.
The Stardust opened in Las Vegas in 1958 on the Strip. It was imploded in 2007.