No matter what the type of organization, playing an active role in the political decision-making process and policy formation is no longer a luxury—it is an imperative.
On June 3, 2019, a federal court in New Hampshire issued a highly anticipated decision in New Hampshire Lottery Commission et al. v. Barr et al.
Account Coordinator, Kirvin Doak Communications
Erin Grolle works with gaming, entertainment and hospitality clients in acquiring, protecting and enforcing intellectual property assets with an emphasis on trademarks, domain names, copyrights and rights of publicity.
Erin is skilled in managing large-scale trademark portfolios and advises clients at every stage of brand development. Her comprehensive trademark management begins by conducting clearance searches to evaluate the availability and registrability of new marks and includes filing domestic and international registrations, and when necessary, representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). With concentrated knowledge in the emerging field of cyber law, Erin is also at the forefront of brand protection and enforcement on the Internet and regularly assists clients in recovering infringing domain names through various legal and administrative proceedings.
Erin regularly provides intellectual property counsel in connection with major corporate transactions and drafts complex purchase and license agreements. She also has unique experience drafting and negotiating entertainment contracts with high-profile performers for gaming and hospitality clients.
Erin prioritizes the Las Vegas community both personally and in her practice. Building on her previous experience managing high-profile brands as a public relations professional, she is an integral part of the team protecting the famous “What Happens Here, Stays Here” trademark for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Erin also provides pro bono legal work to several Las Vegas nonprofit organizations, including the Neon Museum and The Liberace Foundation for the Creative and Performing Arts. At the firm, she serves on the Professional Development and Summer Associate Committees.
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.
Served as counsel to Treasure Island, LLC in connection with an amendment and restatement of its credit facility secured by the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino.
Represented Barden Nevada Gaming, LLC in the $18,000,000 sale, representing 100% of the equity, of the Fitzgerald's Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.
Served as Nevada gaming, corporate, real estate and intellectual property counsel in connection with Station Casinos, Inc. and its operating subsidiaries' emergence from bankruptcy. Brownstein also handled the restructuring, including both asset and equity transfers and new organizational documents with the new owners, and new or amended credit facilities.
Served as lead counsel to Treasure Island, LLC in connection with the refinancing of its existing credit facility.
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.
Brownstein Attorneys Selected to Mountain States Super Lawyers List
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Announces Eight New Shareholders Plus Six Attorney & Policy Promotions
Erin Lewis Appointed To Board Of Directors Of Boys & Girls Clubs Of Southern Nevada
Brownstein Attorneys Included on Nevada Business Magazine’s 2015 Legal Elite List
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
Lied Discovery Children’s 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
The Modern LV
Tyler Robinson Foundation
Brand Strategy 101: Developing, Clearing and Protecting Cannabis TrademarksCo-author, Cannabis Business Times, August 27, 2019
Copyright Owners May Need to Reassess Copyright Registration Strategy in Light of Supreme Court Ruling Brownstein Client Alert, March 8, 2019
The Gaming Industry is Susceptible to ADA Website Accessibility LawsuitsBrownstein Client Alert, April 20, 2018
FTC Puts Social Media Influencers on Notice for Possible Violations of the Truth-in-Advertising Laws
Co-author, Brownstein Client Alert, May 24, 2017
Making Your Mark: The Basics of Brand Protection
Author, Nevada Business Magazine, November 1, 2016
So Long, .com!Brownstein Client Alert, October 30, 2013
Client Update: What Does the Launch of .XXX Mean for Your Brand?Brownstein Client Update, July 7, 2011
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
State Bar of Nevada
Nevada State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section
Ex Officio, 2015-Present
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