For more than 20 years, m.e.t.a.l.® IP has served as legal counsel for many successful media, entertainment, tech, action sports, lifestyle brand companies, joint ventures, and projects. Examples of our clientele are production companies (feature films, documentaries, reality TV shows, and other content projects), content houses (IP owners, marketplace websites, and brand collaborations), music libraries/catalogs, and micro talent agencies (brand ambassador, influencers, eSports commentators).
We stay current on cutting-edge legal issues by continuously interacting with policymakers, guilds, and other leading organizations, including the United States Copyright Office, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, The Recording Academy, and the Intellectual Property Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, and we incorporate this knowledge into our daily practice.
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California Lawyers Association-IP Section
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Los Angeles IP Law Association
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)
The Recording Academy/(The Grammys).
We serve a variety of media, entertainment, and other innovative companies! An example of our clientele include:
college athletes (nil)
indie film productions
music publishing companies
scripted television shows
animation production houses
celebrity/public figure estates
grammys® nominees and winners
oscar® nominees and winners
micro talent agencies (esports, influencers)
premium music/sound design libraries
high-profile social media influencers
apparel and merchandise companies
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We have prosecuted and maintained over 5,000 federal copyright and trademark registrations and consistently license IP (music, screenplays, animations, and other property rights) to major companies.
We have represented companies owned by Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar Winners, professional athletes, and other High Net Worth entrepreneurs in ventures involving their innovative lifestyle brands.
We have served as production counsel for over 1,000 film, television, SVOD, digital content, and emerging tech projects.
We have negotiated international deals for clients with companies in Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Switzerland, and Vietnam.
We have structured over 1,000 special purpose vehicles and legal entities to best protect our clients assets.
We have implemented many deal structures and established the proper legal relationship to protect our client's best interest, including partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies, and corporations.
We have successfully defended or settled over 500 Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) opposition or cancelation proceedings.
We have conducted seminars on the evolving new frontiers of law including IP/Brand Protection and Business and Legal Affairs.