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Waller

Bob Felber, Jr.

Bob Felber, Jr.

Partner

Expertise

  • Copyrights
  • Intellectual Property
  • IP Litigation
  • Software Licensing

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Waller
Tennessee, U.S.A.

WSG Leadership

Intellectual Property
Co-Chair
ABA Group
Member
INTA Group
Member
Profile

Domestic and international companies seeking to expand or protect their intangible assets entrust their intellectual property matters to Bob. Known by his peers and clients to be an accessible, approachable, and practical communicator, Bob serves intellectual property clients by translating complex legal issues into digestible narratives. Value and service are key components of Bob's practice and leadership.

Clients who rely upon Bob's experience in clearing, securing, protecting, and defending company intellectual property include:

  • Hospitality companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Healthcare companies

From family-owned, privately-held companies to multi-billion dollar publicly traded companies, clients turn to Bob to assist in selecting, registering, maintaining and enforcing their brand names both in the U.S. and throughout the world. The trademark extranet he developed provides a private, secure network, available 24 hours a day, through which clients can access updated information regarding their trademark portfolios in real time.

Franchise agreements are complex and highly regulated forms of trademark, service mark and trade secret license agreements. Bob also counsels franchisors and guides them through the federal and state maze of franchise laws and regulations.

Clients appreciate the flexibility that Bob has provided through alternative fee arrangements. His willingness to be candid about fees and the client's cost sensitivities lays the foundation for long-term client relationships.

Prior to focusing his career in the field of intellectual property, Bob's legal practice centered on corporate and securities transactions, including the formation of companies, securities offerings, and asset and stock purchase and sale transactions. This background outside the intellectual property area helps Bob understand IP as it fits into the larger context of clients' corporate transactions.

Bar Admissions

Tennessee

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law, 1984
B.A., with highest honors, Southern Illinois University, 1981
A.A., with highest honors, Springfield College, Illinois, 1979
Areas of Practice

Copyrights | Intellectual Property | IP Litigation | Software Licensing | Trade Secrets | Trademarks

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Chairman, Intellectual Property Section, Nashville Bar Association
Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
Member, Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, International Trademark Association
Member, Government Officials Education & Training Committee
Past Member, Bulletin Committee (2008-2011)
Member, Nashville Advertising Federation


Professional Activities and Experience

Member, Farris Warfield & Kanaday, Nashville, TN, 1984-1994
Member, Yopp & Sweeney, PLC, Nashville, TN, 1994-2000
Articles

"How to Transform International Registrations Under the Madrid Protocol" By Robert P Felber Jr INTA Bulletin
Waller, May 2018

The Madrid system for the International Registration of trademarks is a convenient and economical system for applicants in member countries to secure trademark registrations in other member countries throughout the world. There are 98 contracting parties to the Madrid Protocol, covering 114 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Mexico, China, and much of Europe and the Pacific Rim (http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/)...

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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