Elias P. George is an associate in the firm's Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Sports, and Commercial Litigation Departments. His practice focuses on trademark and copyright matters, commercial transactions, and business litigation. Mr. George has counseled clients on brand development and trademark protection strategies, including federal prosecution and management of trademark portfolios. His experience also includes negotiating and preparing various intellectual property agreements, including trademark assignments and licenses, as well as rights of publicity releases and licenses. Mr. George also represents clients in trademark disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and litigates complex business matters involving copyright and trademark infringement.
The balance of Mr. George's practice lies in litigating complex business disputes involving shareholder derivative actions, corporate law, construction law, contracts, and fraud.
Successfully negotiated and prepared an option agreement to life story and rights of publicity release on behalf of a film production company.
Represented singer/song writers in a copyright dispute involving unpaid royalties.
Represented principals and shareholders in shareholder derivative actions filed in state and federal court.
Successfully represented a national telecommunications company against alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. George served as a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge Jennifer Togliatti in the Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada. Before receiving his law degree, Mr. George held Series 7 and 66 licenses, working as an investment advisor where he structured and managed investment portfolios. He also served as an assistant to Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman during the Mayor's first and second term, and was an adjunct economics professor at the College of Southern Nevada where he taught statistics.
Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014
Nevada Business Magazine, 2013 and 2014 Legal Elite - Selected by his peers as one of the top attorneys in Nevada, and recognized as an Up & Coming Attorney in Southern Nevada. Mr. George is among the top 3% of Nevada attorneys to be named as such.
In 2008, Mr. George and his four siblings were chosen as Alumni of the Year by the Honors College of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for their academic excellence and for their contributions to the Las Vegas community. He is a native of Las Vegas and speaks Greek fluently.
Co-Author, Estate Planning Considerations for Intellectual Property and Digital Assets, originally published in Communique, May 2014
Author, Trademark Laws: Nevada, originally published by Practical Law, 2014
Author, “Using Game Theory and the Rise of Contractarianism to Reform Corporate Governance: Why Shareholders Should Seek Disincentive Schemes in Executive Compensation Plans,” 42 Golden Gate U. L. REV. 349 (2012), available here.
Contributing Author, Chapter 2 - The informational interview; the interview that helps you get the interview, in Law Firm Job Survival Manual (Nancy B. Rapoport & Jeff Van Niel, eds.) (Aspen Publishers / Wolters Kluwer), available here.
In the News
Gordon Silver Ranks in Top 10 of Business and Commercial Litigation Attorneys List
The Las Vegas Business Press published the 2014 Business and Commercial Litigation Attorneys List. The list is based on law firms ranked by the number of business and commercial attorneys in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gordon Silver is ranked #9a on the list for 2014.
Posted on: Sep 26th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Las Vegas Business Press
Talk of the Town: Gordon Silver Attorneys Named Nevada Legal Elite
Gordon Silver is delighted to announce that 11 of their attorneys have been recognized in Nevada Business Magazine as Nevada's Legal Elite of 2014. Ten of the firm's attorneys have been acknowledged as Southern Nevada's Top Attorneys, as well as three attorneys recognized on
the Best Up and Coming Attorneys list. On top of the many individual accomplishments throughout the firm, Gordon Silver has also received the honor of being recognized as one of Nevada's Top 12 Firms.
Posted on: Sep 24th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Attorney at Law, Las Vegas Edition
Fifteen Gordon Silver Attorneys Featured In The 2014 Nevada Legal Elite
Gordon Silver is delighted to announce that fifteen of our attorneys have been recognized in Nevada Business Magazine as Nevada's Legal Elite of 2014.
Posted on: Jun 18th, 2014 Posted In: Press Releases Source:
Estate Planning Considerations for Intellectual Property and Digital Assets
The last 25 years have produced some amazing and mind boggling inventions: spy drones, plasma TVs, hybrid cars, DVR, smart phones, e-books, GPS, text messaging, Wi-Fi, seedless watermelon and of course, Candy Crush. As these inventions continue to expand and evolve, as do the intellectual property rights associated with them. By Kristin M. Tyler and Elias P. George
Posted on: Apr 28th, 2014 Posted In: Publications Source: Communique
Thirty Gordon Silver Lawyers Selected As Super Lawyers For 2014 Mountain States Super Lawyers
Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that 19 of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers . In addition, 11 of our lawyers have been selected as Rising Stars.
Posted on: Apr 11th, 2014 Posted In: Press Releases Source:
Eleven Gordon Silver Lawyers Listed on Pro Bono Honor Roll for February 2014
Gordon Silver lawyers Paola Armeni, Eunice Beattie, Gabriel Blumberg, Dylan Ciciliano, Candace Clark, Thomas Fell, Elias George, Talitha Gray Kozlowski, William Noall, Erika Pike Turner and Kristin Tyler were recognized on the Pro Bono Honor Roll for accepting cases between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013 through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Nevada Legal Services.
Posted on: Mar 01st, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Communique
Trademark Laws: Nevada
A Q&A guide to Nevada laws protecting trademarks. This Q&A addresses state laws governing trademark registration, infringement, dilution, counterfeiting, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices. By Jennifer Ko Craft and Elias P. George
Posted on: Feb 28th, 2014 Posted In: Publications Source: Practical Law, by Thomson Reuters
Twenty-One Gordon Silver Attorneys in 2013 Nevada Legal Elite
Gordon Silver announces that twenty-one of our attorneys received honors as Nevada Legal Elite for 2013. The firm has 15 attorneys featured on Nevada's Top Attorneys list and 5 attorneys on the Best Up and Coming Attorneys lists. Partner Michael Feder was one of three top-vote getters.
Posted on: Jun 07th, 2013 Posted In: Press Releases Source:
YLS Newsletter - January 2013, Views from the Bench: Judge Elissa Cadish
The “Views from the Bench” column features practice pointers for young lawyers from sitting judges throughout Nevada and will offer an opportunity for you to get to know the judges you will appear before. Published in Young Lawyers Section Newsletter, State Bar of Nevada, January 2013.
Posted on: Jan 31st, 2013 Posted In: GS In the News Source: YLS Newsletter - January 2013
The People: Mark Weisenmiller and Elias George
Mark M. Weisenmiller and Elias Pete George have joined the Gordon Silver law office.
Posted on: Nov 08th, 2012 Posted In: GS In the News Source: VEGAS INC.