- The Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., in Feb. 14, 2013.
- Associated Press
The Ravel Hotel sits directly across the East River from Manhattan, crowned by a rooftop bar and restaurant with views of the Midtown skyline and the Queensboro bridge.
On its website, the Long Island City, N.Y., hotel says it welcomes “the discerning traveler who appreciates sophistication, style, and value.”
But just how discerning Ravel’s patrons are is the subject of a recent trademark lawsuit that it brought against the Revel Casino Hotel, located 100 miles away in Atlantic City, N.J.
This week, a bankruptcy judge refused to lift an injunction that would have allowed Ravel to proceed with the litigation, which claims Revel’s name is too close for comfort.
Though Revel’s bankruptcy shields it from litigation, Ravel wanted to move forward so that a federal court could put a price on alleged damages Ravel says it has suffered due to confusion between the two names.