32Red awarded damages

4 July 2013

Online gaming operator 32Red has been awarded damages in a trademark dispute with bookmaker William Hill.

The case, which was heard in the UK’s High Court, relates to William Hill’s use of the 32Vegas and 32V brands.

“Along with the damages award itself, 32Red expects to receive payment of approximately £1.1 million from William Hill,” read a statement from 32Red.

William Hill has made an interim payment of £800,000 and the full balance plus interest is to be due once the precise amount has been determined in an assessment.

“Today's costs award marks the end of four years of litigation that has seen all of 32Red's trademarks validated in the High Court and the removal of an infringing site from the market,” said Ed Ware, Chief Executive Officer for 32Red.

“The 32Vegas brand was damaging to our business and litigation was the only available solution. We are pleased that this situation has been successfully resolved and that the 32Red brand and group strategy has been protected.'