Mr. Krieger is a shareholder in the firm's Intellectual Property and Entertainment & Sports Departments. He concentrates his practice on intellectual property litigation in both state and federal court; prosecuting and defending clients for claims including trademark infringement, copyright infringement, domain name litigation; as well as trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition. Mr. Krieger has extensive experience litigating cases involving the infringement of intellectual property rights over the Internet, and has successfully shut down websites containing infringing material, secured the transfer of infringing domain names to his clients, and stopped the unauthorized and improper linking to clients' websites. He has also assisted and counseled clients in defensive domain name registration strategies to protect his client's trademarks in the U.S. and around the world.
Mr. Krieger has obtained numerous judgments imposing the maximum amount of statutory damages under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. See, e.g., Mirage Resorts, Inc. v. Cybercom Productions, 228 F. Supp. 2d 1141 (D. Nev. 2002); Bellagio v. Denhammer, No. CV-S-00-1475-RLH-PAL, 2001 WL 34036599 (D. Nev. July 10, 2001). He has summarily defeated challenges to jurisdiction and obtained numerous preliminary and permanent injunctions against third party infringers. Mr. Krieger has also resolved trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement actions between competitors at international Las Vegas trade shows, including obtaining emergency and permanent injunctive relief. In addition to his intellectual property experience, he also has an extensive background in commercial litigation.
Mr. Krieger counsels clients on a variety of intellectual property issues so as to strengthen their intellectual property assets and avoid litigation by properly developing, documenting, registering and licensing their intellectual property rights. He has worked with numerous clients who have a presence on the Internet and has drafted website policies and agreements for them, as well as counseled clients on state and federal privacy laws. Mr. Krieger also advises clients on Internet marketing strategies and sweepstakes and contest rules. He has lectured on trademarks and Internet domain name strategies in various contexts, including CLE for state and county bars.
While in law school, Mr. Krieger served as the Executive Notes and Topics Editor for the Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law. He also completed an internship with the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois.
Mr. Krieger is named to Nevada Business' 2013 and 2014 Legal Elite in the Southern Nevada Best category, and in the Top 150 category in 2012. He is also featured in the 2013 and 2014 editions of Mountain States Super Lawyers, and was selected as Top 100 in 2014. Mr. Krieger is listed in the 2013 - 2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the category of Trademark Law, and was named a Top Lawyer by Vegas, Inc. in 2012. He was named a “Forty under 40” by In Business Las Vegas in 2007.
The Legal Aid Society of Southern Nevada honored Mr. Krieger as their Myrna Williams Children's Pro Bono Award recipient in 2012 for his commitment to pro bono service.
Mr. Krieger speaks Mandarin Chinese.
Author, Sweepstakes and Contests: What You Need to Know , Lawyer Monthly, July 2014
Author, When the Best Defense Is a Proactive Offense: How Athletes Can Protect Their Online Reputation, Sports Litigation Alert, June 2012
Author, Have You Embraced the New e-Discovery Rules or Are You Just Hoping You Won't Have to Deal with Them? Nevada Lawyer, June 2009
Author, The Impact of the Worlds.com v. NCSoft Case, iGaming Business Magazine, March/April 2009
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