What We Do
m.e.t.a.l.® IP is a full service law firm with a solid reputation for providing effective and zealous representation. Our attorneys experiences range from in-house studio counsel to representing grass roots entrepreneurial projects. We represent feature motion pictures, independent films, reality TV and SVOD productions, video game ventures, digital content companies, and tech projects. We are committed to providing affordable and accessible legal services to innovative companies.

We protect your Copyrights, Trademarks and other intangible assets:

  • Copyright & Trademark Registration
  • Cease & Desist/DMCA takedown notices
  • DMCA/Confidentiality Agreements
  • LLCs for Asset Protection

We represent companies in music, film, television and digital

  • Business & Legal Affairs
  • Draft, Review & Negotiate Contracts
  • Entity Formation
  • IP Protection
  • Dispute Resolution

We provide production counsel for Indie Film, Reality TV and Digital content projects.

  • Screenplay Options
  • Property Rights Acquisition and Clearance
  • IP Protection
  • Drafting, Reviewing & Negotiating Agreements for Talent, Crew, Locations, Co-Production, Financing, and Distribution
  • Opinion Letters for E&O insurance
  • Advising the production on potential legal issues

We represent defendants in TTAB opposition and cancellation proceedings

Recent Successes
We have prosecuted and maintained over 1000 federal copyright and trademark registrations, and licensed IP for major productions
We have served as Production Counsel for more than 100 film, television, SVOD, digital content and emerging tech projects
We have successfully defended or settled over 100 Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) opposition or cancellation proceedings
We have represented companies owned by Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® winners, professional athletes and other High Net Worth (HNW) entrepreneurs in ventures involving their innovative lifestyle brands
We have negotiated international deals for clients with companies located in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, India, Japan, South Korea, The Netherlands, Romania and South Africa
Negotiated deals with major companies, including Universal Music Group, Sony/ATV, Warner Bros., Disney, Nickelodeon, Discovery, Lionsgate, HSN, Netflix, Amazon, 51 Minds and Fremantle Media
What They Say About Us
Our Commitment To Clients

"We will help you build a strong base for your business or project with the proper legal structure; We will draft and negotiate solid contracts so that you can have peace of mind; We will help you protect your brand by registering and maintaining your intellectual property; and We will vigorously defend you from the unscrupulous losers who don't respect legal rights!"

Richard B. Jefferson
Richard B. Jefferson, Esq.
Entertainment/IP Managing Partner

Founded m.e.t.a.l. Law Group, LLP in 2003
18 years of experience practicing Entertainment,IP, and Business law
Former Virgin Records America, Inc. In-House Counsel
Former Instructor at New York Film Academy - Legal Affairs
Speaker and Presenter, including NATPE 2015 and SXSW 2018

Contact Us
Pacific Design Center
West Hollywood Office
Pacific Design Center - Red
750 N. San Vicente Blvd.
Suite 800 West Tower
West Hollywood, California 90069
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