Elias P. George is an associate in the firm's Intellectual Property and Entertainment & Sports Departments. His practice focuses on registering and policing trademarks, including responding to inquiries and objections issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and working with businesses and entrepreneurs to protect their trademarks. While he conducts intellectual property research and due diligence investigations, Mr. George also assists with drafting various intellectual property agreements, and also litigates trademark and copyright infringement suits. In addition to prosecuting trademarks with the USPTO, he has experience in litigating complex business disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, and shareholder derivative actions.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. George served as a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge Jennifer Togliatti, Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada. In addition to reviewing briefs and trial records, he made recommendations about the resolution of legal issues before the Court and aided the Chief in administrative functions of the Court. During law school, he served as a legal extern for the Las Vegas City Attorney's Office in both the Civil and Criminal Divisions, where he reviewed and drafted real estate commercial agreements, and prosecuted criminals charged with various misdemeanors.
Prior to law school, Mr. George received his Series 7 and 66 licenses, and worked as an investment advisor, structuring and managing investment portfolios, and providing advice regarding stocks, bonds, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and options. He also served as an assistant to Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman during the Mayor's first and second term. During the 2012 spring semester, Mr. George was an adjunct economics professor at the College of Southern Nevada where he taught statistics.
Nevada Business Magazine, 2013 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 2013.
While attending law school, Mr. George received the CALI Award (highest grade in class) for Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing: Litigation. He placed second in the First Annual Nevada Law Journal Writing Competition for his submission: "Nevada Self-Settled Spendthrift Trusts: Serving the Dual Purpose of Asset Protection and Estate Tax Relief."
In 2008, Mr. George, along with 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. Mr. George is a native of Las Vegas, and speaks Greek fluently.
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Member
Clark County Bar Association, Member
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 at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2145150
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, forthcoming 2013).