Mark G. Tratos - Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Mark G. Tratos

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 702-938-6888

Mark G. Tratos is the founding Shareholder of the firm's Las Vegas office, home of the largest group of entertainment attorneys in Nevada. Previously, he was the Co-Founder of the firm of Quirk & Tratos.

Mark focuses his practice on a variety of entertainment, intellectual property and litigation matters. He represents numerous artists and performers, resort, hotel and casino entities in federal court litigation involving trademark, copyrights, domain names, rights of publicity and privacy law for known casino brands. He represents many of the largest resorts in the world on brand development and protection strategies, enforcement and infringement litigation.

Mark has represented numerous artists and performers, including the estates of Orson Welles, Anthony Quinn; performers Teller, Val Valentino and The Masked Magician; visual artists Ronnie Cutrone, Deny Dent, Vladamir Kush, Tim Bavington and Peter Lik; and athletes like world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

In keeping with the firm's commitment to community involvement, Mark has been a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for more than 25 years. He currently teaches entertainment law, rights of publicity and privacy law, and the law of cyberspace at UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law; the business of entertainment at UNLV's hotel college; and entertainment and fine arts law at the College of Fine and Performing Arts. He is Chair for the Board of Trustees of the National Judicial College and is the Chairman of the Board of Visitors for Lewis & Clark Law School, and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Lewis & Clark College. He serves as Director for the Board of the Smith Center for Performing Arts and Chairman of the Center’s Board of Advisors.

University of Nevada, Las VegasBA 1974Lewis & Clark Law SchoolJ.D. 1979
National Judicial CollegeLewis and Clark CollegeNevada Trial Lawyers AssociationNevada Intellectual Property Law SocietyClark County, American and Federal Bar AssociationsThe Discovery Children's Museum, Las Vegas, NVSmith Center for the Performing Arts, Board of AdvisorsLewis & Clark Law School, Board of VisitorsSmith Center for the Performing Arts, Board of Directors

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California


Areas of Concentration
  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Internet
  • Rights of publicity and privacy law
  • Licensing and content protection
Significant Representations
  • Defended champion boxer Floyd Mayweather in a multimillion-dollar copyright infringement action involving his appearance on WWE's WrestleMania 24.
  • Represented the 50,000 members of the National Hotel & Motel Association in collective bargaining negotiations with ASCAP and BMI.
  • Represented New York-New York Hotel & Casino in federal court litigation with the New York Stock Exchange on trademark infringement, unfair competition and dissolution claims.
  • Defended Monarch Casinos' common law rights of its Atlantis trademark for casino services against federal registered trademark.
  • Represented Stratosphere Hotel in patent infringement litigation involving patents on player tracking systems.
  • Represented numerous casino entities in federal court litigation against online casinos that have infringed upon trademark and domain names for unknown casino brands.
  • Represented nine of the twelve largest resorts in the world on brand development and protection strategies, enforcement and infringement litigation.
  • Represented Wynn Resorts and Steve Wynn in defeating copyright infringement claim regarding the design of the Wynn buildings.  
  • Represented night clubs, Studio 54 and XS, in brand litigation and entertainment matters.
  • Domain name enforcement for Bellagio, Mirage, Treasure Island, MGM Grand, Wynn, Encore, New York New York, Golden Nugget and Steve Wynn.
  • Represented the Grand Canyon Skywalk developer in litigation against the Hualapai Indian Tribe.

Office Location

3773 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 400 North
Las Vegas, NV 89169
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the Las Vegas Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Trademark Law of the Las Vegas Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the Las Vegas Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Trademark Law of the Las Vegas Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the Las Vegas Metro Area
Mark G. Tratos has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Mark G. Tratos has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Mark G. Tratos has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Mark G. Tratos has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Mark G. Tratos has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Copyright Law
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Trademark Law