Australian Crown Casino is reportedly looking to open online gambling operations in the United Kingdom, this according to trade mark filings and approaching betting companies it may fall into conflict with.
The filing has been posted online and is available at: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/tm/t-os/t-tmj/journals/6900/domestic/2581087... .
In the filing, Crown Casino applied for trademark protection in three different areas. One of the areas the company is seeking protection inside is Class 41 which states:
"Gambling and casino services including the provision of gaming and casino services over a global computer network ; amusement services; entertainment services, including cinemas, theatres, night clubs, casinos; provision of entertainment and recreation facilities, providing facilities for and arranging and conducting conferences, congresses and seminars, presentation of live performances and health club services; provision of education and training relating to the aforesaid services; publication services relating to the aforesaid services; organisation of, and provision of entertainment and educational information relating to, the aforesaid services over a global computer network."
Parties are open to object to the application until October 12th.