Legal Elements
Legal Elements


Practice Areas

LEGAL ELEMENTS is a full service law firm providing licensing and intellectual property law services in the following practice areas:

LICENSING All forms of licensing, merchandising, print publication, trademarks, product safety & CPSIA compliance, anti-piracy, product development, music/soundtrack projects and home video production and distribution.

ENTERTAINMENT LAW (Television/Music/Movie/Multimedia) Production contracts, production consulting, guild compliance (SAG/DGA/WGA), representation & negotiation, copyright & trademark registrations, distribution, title searches, rights of publicity, dispute resolution, music agreements and rights acquisitions. Attorney Ford has provided entertainment legal services to NBCUniversal Media, Carnival Film & Television, Syfy Networks, Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt, New Line Cinema, Edmonds Entertainment, 20th Century Fox (Gas Productions, LLC), Flypaper Films, Dense Productions and Showtime Networks.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Litigation, copyright registrations & advice, trademark registrations, antitrust, internet law, contracts, software licenses, website licenses, trade secret and non-compete agreements. Attorney Ford has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a licensed Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

BUSINESS Corporate filings (corporations, partnerships, LLCs, LLPs and partnerships), operating agreements, EIN filings, business plans, contracts and dispute resolution.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION Settlement agreements, mediation and arbitration through service providers such as the American Arbitration Association, ARC and Judicate West.

DOCUMENT REVIEW All forms of electronic and physical document review including substantive coding and privilege logs.

COURT APPEARANCES Appearances on behalf of clients in all California state courts.

CIVIL LITIGATION Provide litigation services in the state courts of California from the filing of complaint to judgment including court appearances, discovery, law & motion, dispute resolution and trial. Attorney Ford has litigated and settled numerous cases in areas of entertainment, public entity defense, personal injury and business contracts.

Joseph S. Ford, Jr., Legal Elements - (310) 990-0124 -
1223 Wilshire Blvd #1667, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Joseph S. Ford, Jr., Esq., CA #224574, USPTO #60880

Legal Elements is a one (1) member law firm founded by sole practitioner Joseph Sampson Ford, Jr. in February, 2004. Legal Elements is a service mark of Joseph Ford. Attorney Ford's licenses are located in the contact information section of this website. This website is neither an advertisement, nor a solicitation of business in any state or jurisdiction where such use of this website may not comply with that state's or jurisdiction's ethical rules. Legal Elements does not accept any liability for any damages incurred by reliance on or use of this information and material. Please contact the law firm if you are interested in potential legal representation. No attorney-client relationship is established until both you and the firm agree to establish one, and neither transmission of information to the firm, nor the firm's receipt of such information, constitutes an agreement to establish an attorney-client relationship.

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