John L. Krieger: Lawyer with Gordon Silver

John L. Krieger

Las Vegas,  NV  U.S.A.
Phone(702) 992-1893

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet Gaming
  • Entertainment & Sports
Contact InfoTelephone: (702) 992-1893
Fax: (702) 369-2666
University Brigham Young University, B.A., 1993
Law SchoolWashington University School of Law, J.D., 1996
Admitted2001, California; 1998, U.S. District Court, Nevada; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2000, U.S. Supreme Court; 1996, Nevada; 2005, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 2005, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 2015, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 2004, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

•Intellectual Property Section of the Nevada State Bar, Chair and Member
•University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Former Adjunct Professor teaching The Law of the Internet
•Opera Las Vegas, President of the Board of Directors
•Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Federal Club member
•Clark County Bar Association, Member
•California State Bar Intellectual Property Section, Member
•Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference for the District of Nevada, Former Lawyer Representative

LanguagesMandarin Chinese.

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 for his clients, and counseled clients in defensive domain name registration strategies to protect their intellectual property in the U.S. and around the world. He has summarily defeated challenges to jurisdiction and obtained numerous preliminary and permanent injunctions against third party infringers. Mr. Krieger has also litigated matters involving the infringement of trademarks, trade dress and copyrights at international Las Vegas trade shows, including obtaining emergency seizure orders and permanent injunctive relief. In addition to his intellectual property experience, he also has an extensive background in commercial litigation.


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, How to Protect Customers Private Information, Vegas Inc., February 9, 2015
•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 v. NCSoft Case, iGaming Business Magazine, March/April 2009

In the News

John Krieger's Article: How to Protect Customers' Private Information

John L. Krieger wrote an article on 'How to Protect Customers' Private Information' in Vegas Inc.'s Law Quarterly. In the article, John discusses the pitfalls and safeguards you need to consider regarding customer information.

Posted on: Feb 12th, 2015 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Vegas Inc.

Protecting Your Customer's Private Information: What you need to know to survive

Privacy laws are becoming more consumer-focused and companies that collect personally identifiable information about their consumers, and who fail to tell them what they are doing with that information, are beginning to find themselves in uncomfortable situations. New regulations have arisen aimed at protecting people's privacy; defining what constitutes personally identifiable information; and defining what encryption is and when it should be used. By John L. Krieger

Posted on: Feb 09th, 2015 Posted In: Publications Source: Vegas Inc.

Gordon Silver Wins Lied Award for Most Cases Accepted by a Law Firm By Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada recently awarded the firm the Lied Award for Most Cases Accepted by a Law Firm.

Posted on: Dec 09th, 2014 Posted In: Press Releases Source:

Gordon Silver Attorney John Krieger Named President of the Board of Directors for Opera Las Vegas

Gordon Silver is pleased to announce John L. Krieger was recently elected as President of the Board of Directors for Opera Las Vegas. Krieger will serve in the position for one year.

Posted on: Dec 03rd, 2014 Posted In: Press Releases Source:

Gordon Silver Listed on Pro Bono Honor Roll for November 2014

Gordon Silver Lawyers John Krieger and Jeffrey Silver were recognized on the Pro Bono Honor Roll by the State Bar of Nevada for accepting cases in August 2014 through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

Posted on: Nov 17th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Nevada Lawyer

Top Lawyers Named by Desert Companion

The Desert Companion published the 2014 Top Lawyers List in their October edition. The list is based on law firms rankings by AVVO.

Posted on: Oct 27th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Desert Companion

On The Move: Gordon Silver's Listed in Best Lawyers

Twelve attorneys at Gordon Silver were noted in Vegas INC's On the Move as being recently selected as “Best Lawyers” in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America . Attorneys were selected in various practice areas based on high peer reviews.

In addition, Gregory E. Garman and Jeffrey A. Silver were also selected as “2014-2015 Lawyer of the Year” in the noted category.

Posted on: Sep 25th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Vegas INC

Six Gordon Silver Attorneys Listed on Pro Bono Honor Roll for September 2014

Gordon Silver lawyers Paola Armeni, Thomas Fell, John Krieger, Kory Kaplan, Colleen McCarty and Kristin Tyler were recognized on the Pro Bono Honor Roll by the State Bar of Nevada for accepting cases in June 2014 through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

Posted on: Sep 25th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Nevada Lawyer

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

Seven Gordon Silver Las Vegas Lawyers Selected for 2014 Mountain States Super Lawyers

Gordon Silver has seven lawyers selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers .

Posted on: Aug 22nd, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Vegas INC. (Resident)

Reported CasesRepresentative Cases: Won multiple maximum statutory damage awards as lead counsel at trial for copyright infringement of an artistic work reproduced on a t-shirt; award for attorneys' fees and costs pending. Reno-Tahoe Specialty, Inc. v. Mungchi, Inc. et al. (D. Nev. 2014); Won summary judgment on trademark infringement involving THE PLATTERS; settled favorably prior to trial. Herb Reed Enterprises, LLC v. Florida Entertainment Management, Inc. et al., 2:12-cv-00560 (D. Nev. 2014); Successful representation of online sports book accused of copyright infringement; settled favorably prior to trial. Stevo Design, Inc. v. SBR Marketing Ltd., 2:11-cv-00304 (D. Nev. 2014); Won $1,100,000 judgment against ratings website for defamation and other related business torts. Neumont University, LLC v. Little Bizzy, LLC et al., 2:12-cv-01395 (D. Nev. 2014); Won summary judgment, damages, and award of attorneys' fees and costs on trademark infringement involving THE PLATTERS. Herb Reed Enterprises, LLC v. Monroe Powell's Platters, LLC et al., 2:11-cv-02010 (D. Nev. 2013); Successful representation of recording artist on copyright infringement claims against former business partner. BarCode Studios, Inc. et al. v. White et al., 2:13-cv-00296 (D. Nev. 2013); Successful representation of trademark owner involving infringement occurring at SEMA trade show resulting in $100,000 judgment. Toyo Tire and Rubber Co., Ltd. et al. v. Toyama Tyre Corp., Ltd. et al., 2:13-cv-02062 (D. Nev. 2013); Obtained nationwide injunction against Doe counterfeiters on copyright and trademark infringement claims involving unauthorized merchandise. Zuffa, LLC v. Does 1-100, 2:12-cv-01120 (D. Nev. 2012); Won maximum statutory damage judgment and attorneys' fees award against website operator offering unauthorized live streaming of client's MMA events. Zuffa, LLC v. Wallace, 2:10-cv-01756 (D. Nev. 2010); Obtained permanent injunction and award of attorneys' fees against foreign national appearing at CES trade show in trademark infringement action. Incase Designs Corp. v. Gao et al., 2:10-cv-00019 (D. Nev. 2010); Won judgment and award of attorneys' fees and costs clearing trademark rights to THE PLATTERS mark. Herb Reed Enterprises, Inc. et al. v. Bennett et al., 2:10-cv-01981 (D. Nev. 2011); Successful representation of in trademark infringement action and companion antitrust action. Tix Corp. v., LLC (C.D. Cal. 2010); Won $700,000 judgment and award of attorneys' fees on multiple claims of copyright infringement involving ten pictorial works subject to three federal copyright registrations. Reno-Tahoe Specialty, Inc. v. G.L.P. USA, Corporation (D. Nev. 2008); Successful representation of newspaper publisher involving politician's acquisition of domain names incorporating publisher's trademarks; resolved favorably prior to trial. Larson v. Galliher et al., 2:06-cv-01471 (D. Nev. 2007); Successful representation of publisher of Los Angeles Confidential magazine in a trademark infringement action by the owner of the LA CONFIDENTIAL mark. Caplin v. Los Angeles Confidential Media, LLC, 2:07-cv-7842 (C.D. Cal. 2007); Successful representation of owners of THE LITTLE WHITE WEDDING CHAPEL and VIVA LAS VEGAS WEDDING CHAPEL marks on trademark infringement claims; settled favorably prior to trial. We've Only Just Begun Wedding Chapels, Inc. et al. v. The Little White Wedding Chapel, Inc. et al., 2:02-cv-01384 (D. Nev. 2005); Successful representation of inventor and manufacturer accused of trade secret misappropriation involving heavy-haul trailer; settled favorably prior to trial. American Heavy Moving Co. v. Robb Technologies, LLC, et al., 2:04-cv-0933 (D. Nev. 2003); Numerous cases wining maximum statutory damages and awards of attorneys' fees against cybersquatters, including Mirage Resorts, Inc. v. Cybercom Productions, 228 F. Supp. 2d 1141 (D. Nev. 2002). Aladdin Gaming, LLC v. Giordano Casinos, et al., No. cv-S-99-1699 (D. Nev. 1999); Bellagio v. Denhammer, No. cv-S-00-1475 (D. Nev. 2000); Echelon Resorts Corp, et al. v. Lastovica, 2:06-cv-987 (D. Nev. 2006); Green Valley Development Ltd. P'ship, et al. v. Iplayer, Inc., et al., No. cv-S-02-0714 (D. Nev. 2002); Hilton Hotels Corp. et al. v. BGS Information Servs., Inc., et al., No. cv-S-02-0586 (D. Nev. 2002); Mandalay Resort Group v. Seocho, et al., No. cv-S-02-0306 (D. Nev. 2002); MGM MIRAGE v. MGM Gaming Sys., No. cv-S-02-0739 (D. Nev. 2002); New York New York Hotel & Casino, LLC v. Gallagher, et al., No. cv-S-01-0641 (D. Nev. 2001); Station Casinos, Inc. v. Wadhwa, et al., No. cv.-S-02-0081 (D. Nev. 2001); Filed numerous URDP actions obtaining transfer of domain names, including Mandalay Resort Group c/o MGM MIRAGE Operations, Inc. v. Peter Cannon, No. FA0908001281191 (Nat'l Arb. Forum 2009); Kabushiki Kaisha Hitachi Seisakusho d/b/a Hitachi, Ltd. v. Jimmy Lindberg et al., No. FA0811001235247 (Nat'l Arb. Forum 2009); MGM Mirage v. Beroca Holdings B.V.I. Limited c/o Wayne Nicholas, No. FA0707001031948 (Nat'l Arb. Forum 2007) .

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3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, 9th Floor
Las VegasNV 89169-5978


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