What We Do
We represent media, entertainment, tech, action sports, and lifestyle brand companies and protect intellectual property portfolios. Our attorneys have served as counsel on a myriad of feature motion pictures, independent films, reality TV/SVOD productions, video gaming ventures, and collaborations that match forward-thinking brands with innovative technology, such as artificial intelligence, and virtual/augmented/mixed reality.

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 projects.

  • Screenplay matters
  • Rights Acquisition and clearance
  • Protect IP/E&O insurance
  • Draft, Review & Negotiate contracts
  • Monitor potential legal issues

We represent defendants in TTAB proceedings

Recent Successes
Prosecuted and maintained over 1000 federal trademark applications and registrations
Served as Production Counsel for more than 100 film, television, SVOD, digital content and emerging tech projects
Successfully defended or settled over 100 Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) opposition or cancellation proceedings
Represented companies owned by Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® winners and nominees, professional athletes and High Net Worth (HNW) entrepreneurs in ventures with innovative brands
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/Summit, HSN, Netflix, Amazon, 51 Minds and Fremantle Media
What They Say About Us
Who We Are

We are a group of highly skilled attorneys who enjoy representing innovative businesses and entrepreneurs. We advise our clients so that they are properly protecting their IP and other assets, operating efficiently, and growing effectively.

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

Founded M.E.T.A.L. Law Group, LLP in 2003
17 years of experience practicing Entertainment/IP 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
W. Hollywood, California 90069
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