Grolle, Erin E.

Skilled IP attorney with concentrated expertise in trademarks, domain names, copyrights, rights of publicity and entertainment. Has successfully prosecuted hundreds of trademark applications. Develops creative and cost-effective strategies for maximizing brand value.

Erin Grolle specializes in managing large-scale trademark portfolios for gaming, entertainment and hospitality clients. Her comprehensive trademark services include advising clients on trademark selection, clearance, registration, licensing and enforcement. She regularly represents clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Erin vigorously enforces her clients’ valuable trademark assets while using strategies aimed at achieving favorable settlement and avoiding costly litigation when possible. At the forefront of brand protection and enforcement on the web, Erin regularly assists her clients in removing infringing website content and recovering infringing domain names.

An accomplished transactional attorney and expert drafter, Erin assists clients with a variety of commercial agreements. She also provides intellectual property counsel in connection with multimillion- and multibillion-dollar corporate and real estate deals. With extensive knowledge in entertainment law, Erin has unique experience drafting and negotiating agreements with renowned entertainers on behalf of casino gaming clients, including residency agreements with multi-platinum recording artists.

Representative Matters
  • Trademark counsel to leading casino gaming companies, including Station Casinos, Tropicana Entertainment, Boyd Gaming, and Wynn Resorts.

  • Trademark counsel to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, protecting, enforcing and licensing the famous WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS, STAYS IN VEGAS and WHAT HAPPENS HERE, STAYS HERE brands

  • Entertainment counsel to Caesars Entertainment, negotiating and drafting multiple agreements with high-profile entertainers and international recording artists performing at the client’s casino resorts and entertainment venues.

  • Intellectual property and entertainment counsel to the Liberace Foundation for the Creative and Performing Arts, protecting, enforcing and licensing Liberace’s trademarks and rights of publicity.

  • Intellectual property counsel to Red Rock Resorts and its subsidiary, Station Casinos, in numerous complex transactions, including the acquisition of the Palms Resort & Casino, credit facilities and notes offerings, and an internal reorganization.

  • Recovered infringing domain names in Uniform Domain Name Dispute Policy (UDRP) proceedings before the National Arbitration Forum on behalf of multiple casino gaming clients, including Station Casinos, Wynn Resorts, Boyd Gaming, MGM Resorts, and Pinnacle Entertainment.

  • Represented leading casino gaming company in brand licensing deal with famous comedian and television host, whereby client was granted an exclusive license to use the comedian’s name and personal brand in the development of a new comedy club.

  • Represented Tejon Indian Tribe in negotiating an agreement to license the HARD ROCK CASINO brand.

  • Entertainment and intellectual property counsel to Fremont Street Experience in negotiating and drafting a production services agreement for the development of a reality television show about Downtown Las Vegas.

  • Counsel to Gaiam in a carve out sale transaction in which it sold its non-Gaiam branded entertainment media distribution business to Cinedigm for $51.5M.

  • Represented a hotel property owner when an employee was wrongly accused of certain bad actions which were posted on an anonymous website. This accusation urged web users to boycott Brownstein's client's properties. The firm was successful in shutting down the defamatory website.

  • Negotiated a complex trademark settlement and consent agreement between the City of Las Vegas and Boyd Gaming Corporation regarding the use of the famous Fremont mark in connection with the City's downtown redevelopment district.

  • Negotiated settlement of a trademark infringement lawsuit between two Las Vegas golf courses. This matter included alleged counterfeiting, service mark infringement, dilution, false advertising, false designation of origin and unfair competition.

News & Events
Community

Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.

The Liberace Foundation for the Creative and Performing Arts

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Children’s Attorneys Project

Neon Museum

Grant a Gift Autism Foundation

The Animal Foundation

Heaven Can Wait Animal Society

Angel City Pit Bulls

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

Opportunity Village

The Garden Foundation

Project Dinner Table

Tyler Robinson Foundation

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., summa cum laude, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • B.S., summa cum laude, University of Florida
Admissions
  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Recognition

Vegas Inc Top Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2020

Super Lawyers, Mountain States, Rising Stars, 2013-2018

Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2012, 2014 - 2016

Nevada Law Journal, University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law

Membership

State Bar of Nevada

Nevada State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section

Ex Officio, 2015 – 2016

          Chair, 2014 – 2015

          Vice Chair, 2013 – 2014

          Treasurer, 2012 – 2013

Nevada State Bar Association Entertainment Section, Founding Member

Clark County Bar Association

American Bar Association

International Trademark Association

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