Bob Felber is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Nashville office who counsels companies on the selection, registration, maintenance and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights. His practice is focused on helping clients establish domestic and international brand protection programs and resolve intellectual property disputes related to trademarks, copyrights and domain names.

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

Clients who rely upon Mr. Felber'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 multibillion-dollar publicly traded companies, clients turn to Mr. Felber 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. Mr. Felber also counsels franchisors and guides them through the federal and state maze of franchise laws and regulations.

Clients appreciate the flexibility that he 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, Mr. Felber'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 him understand IP as it fits into the larger context of clients' corporate transactions.


  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, B.A., with highest honors
  • Springfield College, A.A., with highest honors
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Tennessee
  • International Trademark Association, Government Officials Education & Training Committee; US/Canada Law & Practice Subcommittee, Co-Chair, 2014-2016; Bulletin Committee, 2008-2011
  • Nashville Bar Association, Intellectual Property Association, Chairman
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Nashville Advertising Federation
Honors & Awards
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide, Intellectual Property, 2018-2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Franchise Law, 2013-2023; Trade Secrets Law, 2017-2023; Trademark Law, 2011-2023
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine, Intellectual Property, 2020-2022; Franchise & Dealership, 2022; Business & Corporate, 2022