Jeff Villalobos


Jeff is an associate at Vela Wood. He advises and counsels investors, startups, and established businesses with an emphasis on intellectual property, technology commercialization, privacy, advertising, and corporate transactional matters.

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There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.

– Warren Bennis

Jeff graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2015. While in law school, Jeff was a chief of the Small Business and Trademark Clinic and participated with the ABA Client Counseling and Arbitration teams.

Prior to law school, Jeff obtained his B.S. in Public Policy, Management, and Planning with an emphasis on Urban Development from the University of Southern California. Jeff currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Arrowhead Innovation Fund.

At Vela Wood, Jeff advises clients on a wide variety of intellectual property, privacy, advertising, and corporate transactional matters, including trademark clearance, trademark enforcement, brand development, copyrights, IP due diligence, technology commercialization agreements, privacy policies, terms of service agreements, endorsement agreements, advertising regulations, and distribution agreements.

Based out of El Paso, Texas, Jeff likes to spend his time hiking or traveling with his wife, Tilli, their sons, Tracen and Tommy, and their dog, Charlie.

Jeff Villalobos's Recent Blog Posts

VW FFL Recap: Week 2

September 22, 2016  |  By Jeff Villalobos

Fantasy Football is back. Party time, excellent! It is the most wonderful time of the year, and lucky for you the recap is back too. In honor of Wayne’s World and the Bohemian Rhapsody intro, we will do this recap to the tune of the top songs of 1992. Read More

Posted in VW Life

The Oddish Intersection of Property Rights and Augmented Reality

July 18, 2016  |  By Jeff Villalobos

Pokémon Go, and similar apps, have now forced us to consider a new right that may be tied to property: your virtual rights. Read More

Posted in Intellectual Property