Attorney Profile

Ms. Irene Rajagopal, Esq. is the founder and principal attorneyof PAPER Law Office PLLC.  She is licensed to practice law in Washington State. With her combined over a decade of legal experience in US and China, she assist clients to deal with copyright acquisition and protections and international business operation. 

Irene's law practice was built upon two blocks: the expertise in international copyright and media law; and the expertise in business law. The combination of these two skill sets make her valuable assets for the clients to help the commercialization of copyrights.

In Seattle area, Irene helps artists and authors to obtain copyright registration, advises on the IP ownership and assignment. Irene assisted international art dealers and galleries on the legal aspects of art transactions. She also advises on the general corporate matters of  start up companies, mergers and acquisitions of businesses, angel investment deals. 

Irene started her China law practice in 2003. She was China Legal Counsel of Ernst & Young, one of "Big Four" global accounting firms, from 2007 to 2012 where her responsibilities covered comprehensive corporate matters. As an attorney in Zhong Lun Law Firm, one of the top-tier law firms in China, she advised U.S. companies on their day-to-day operations in China and on M&A projects. Irene completed equity investment deals and negotiated cross border IP licensing agreements with high dollar amount when she worked as a Legal Counsel of Shanghai Interactive Television Company, a new media company of Shanghai Media Group.

Her professional experience, both in a role of an outside counsel and as an in house counsel, laid a solid foundation of understanding the business needs for legal services. She listens to her clients and puts the interest of clients as the top  priority. 

Irene received law degrees in three different countries, including the masters degree in Intellectual Property Law from University of Washington. 

Irene is amazed with the creative and artistic atmosphere in Seattle area. She is determined to assist authors, photographers, musicians, news agencies, media companies, production companies to achieve their success.

During the weekends, Irene enjoys hiking with her family and reading books.



Washington State Bar

China Bar (inactive)


Civic and Association:

Washington State Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association

Copyright Society of the USA



University of Washington, LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law & Policy

University of Warrick, LL.M. in International Economic Law

East China University of Law and Politics Science, Juris Master

East China University of Law and Politics Science, LL.B.


Work Languages: 

English, Chinese



Tel: +1(206)-643-7538


Office: 14205 SE 36th Street, Suite 100, Bellevue, 98006, WA