William R. Brees | Intellectual Property Attorney


Maxey Law Offices, PLLC
100 Second Avenue South
Suite 401 North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone (727) 230-4949 Ext. 1003
Fax (727) 230-4827

William R. Brees is an Intellectual Property Attorney with an LL. M. (Masters of Law) in intellectual property and extensive experience in trademark and copyright prosecution, intellectual property transactions, and intellectual property litigation. William gained a unique perspective on Intellectual Property though his experience as a mechanical engineer, working in the field of research and development for a Tier 1 supplier in the automotive industry. His 13 years of mechanical engineering resulted in William being named as an inventor on 24 granted U.S. patents.

William, who hails from Howell, N.J., earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University (Flint, MI) and his LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Juris Doctor from The University of Akron School of Law (Akron, OH).

- "Protecting Innocent Infringers of Naturally Reproducing Patented Organisms" printed in the 2015 edition of the Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law
- "Attention Trademark Owners: the Internet is Expanding" printed in the April 2014 edition of the St. Petersburg Bar Association Magazine, The Paraclete
- "Sherlock Holmes and Copyright Protection of Fictional Characters" printed in the January 2014 edition of the St. Petersburg Bar Association Magazine, The Paraclete
- "The Marvel of Work for Hire" printed in the October 2013 edition of the St. Petersburg Bar Association Magazine, The Paraclete
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Licensing Intellectual Property
- Law Review Assistant Editor for the Intellectual Property Journal
- Certificate in Intellectual Property Law

Past Speaking Engagements & Presentations

St. Petersburg Bar Association CLE: Best Practices for Intellectual Property in Business Transactions.
Professional Associations & Memberships
The Florida Bar Association, Member
St. Petersburg Bar Association, Member
Barney Masterson Inn of Court, Public Relations Chiar

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State of Florida
Middle District of Florida
Northern District of Florida
Professional Network Sites

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