Arthur Zorio

Arthur Zorio



Experienced litigator and arbitrator representing intellectual property clients in California and Nevada. Outdoor and community enthusiast.

For more than 25 years, Arthur Zorio has been representing clients in matters involving complex business, commercial and intellectual property matters. He has experience in state and federal courts in Nevada, California and numerous other jurisdictions, having taken cases through trial and appeal. Clients often seek out Arthur to provide advice to protect rights to trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights, including development of appropriate agreements and other protection and enforcement strategies. He has served as an arbitrator and has been sought after to help resolve complex disputes. 

Prior to joining Brownstein, Arthur was a partner at Watson Rounds, a firm Brownstein acquired in 2015. A native of Reno with long-standing family roots in Nevada, he is active in Rotary and also enjoys fishing, hunting, skiing and mountaineering.

Representative Matters

Brand Management, Trademark & Copyright Protection

  • Represented company in marketing and advertising copyright dispute.

  • Represented company in copyright dispute with former employees.

  • Successfully assisted client in defense of preliminary injunction for trademark infringement and unfair competition.

  • Successfully assisted client in obtaining preliminary injunction against international corporation in reverse confusion trademark dispute.

Technology Transactions

  • Created numerous intellectual property development and licensing agreements. 

  • Created numerous employment non-compete and trade secret confidentiality agreements.

  • Successfully resolved dispute among competitors regarding trade secrets involving customer lists.

Commercial Litigation

  • Successfully obtained a writ of mandate against a local government to issue a business license to a national company.

  • Successfully tried and obtained judgment of contempt against entity failing to comply with prior injunction.

  • Obtained jury verdict in favor of client involving claims of legal malpractice against the client’s former attorney.

Insights & Publications



  • J.D., 1997, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • B.A., 1994, University of California, Davis

Previous Experience

Partner, Watson Rounds


  • Nevada
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


State Bar of Nevada

State Bar of California

Washoe County Bar Association

Clark County Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

State Bar of Nevada, Intellectual Property Law Section

Community Involvement


Maison T Ortiz Youth Outdoor Skills Camp



AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Comments Editor, Santa Clara Law Review