Aristocrat requests jury trial in trademark infringement suit against AGS

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Las Vegas-based maker of electronic gaming machines (EGMs) PlayAGS Inc, (NYSE: AGS) and the company’s primary operating entity, AGS LLC, has been named in a lawsuit filed in Nevada by casino equipment supplier Aristocrat Technologies Inc. (ASX: ALL) alleging federal trademark and trademark infringement of its “proprietary Buffalo™ brand, franchise, and intellectual property.”

Filed on March 5, 2018 in the Ninth Circuit Nevada District Court, Las Vegas Office, Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. et al v. AGS, LLC et al, case number 2:18-cv-00396, also alleges unfair competition.

According to the press release (pdf) Aristocrat Technologies, a subsidiary of Australian slot machine manufacturer Aristocrat Leisure Ltd, is seeking damages and has reportedly requested a trial by jury.

In the Thursday press release, managing director of Americas for Aristocrat Technologies, Matt Wilson, said, “We will aggressively protect our market-leading brands and intellectual property in every jurisdiction. Buffalo is an iconic game franchise and an enduring player favourite,” reports GGRAsia.

According to the court docket, PlayAGS, Inc. was served a summons on March 8, 2018 by Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., Aristocrat International Pty Ltd., Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd, with the answer due March 29, 2018.

Aristocrat requests jury trial in trademark infringement suit against AGS was last modified: March 10th, 2018 by K Morrison