Elijah Hartman Attorney

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About Elijah

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Elijah Hartman is a business, litigation, and intellectual property lawyer known for his skillful management of complex legal issues in a variety of fast-paced industries. With a focus on start-ups, tech companies, entertainment professionals, and the burgeoning cannabis sector, Elijah offers comprehensive legal services designed to foster growth and ensure compliance.

Whether guiding a tech company through its formative stages, structuring deals for entertainment clients, or navigating the complex regulatory landscape of the cannabis industry. Elijah’s hands-on approach ensures that his client’s operations are built on a strong legal foundation.

In the realm of intellectual property, Elijah excels in securing and managing IP rights critical for protecting and capitalizing on creative and technological assets. He assists clients with the registration of trademarks and copyrights, and helps content creators control and monetize their original works across various mediums. Elijah also helps our clients with negotiating and drafting IP licensing agreements, ensuring they can maximize and protect their proprietary information effectively.

Elijah’s expertise in litigation is marked by a practical and strategic mindset, making him a trusted advocate in disputes related to company ownership, failed transactions, and intellectual property rights. His meticulous attention to detail and deep understanding of the legal and business implications of the lawsuits he handles allow him to resolve conflicts effectively while safeguarding his clients’ long-term interests.

IP and Litigation Attorney

Beyond his professional expertise, Elijah is known for his approachable demeanor and genuine interest in the success of his clients’ ventures. He is actively involved in the local business community, and frequently engages with startup founders outside the office, helping them navigate the legal landscape of their industries.

An avid hiker and skier, Elijah enjoys exploring the trails and slopes in and around Seattle. His blend of rigorous legal acumen, commitment to client success, and community involvement makes him not just a lawyer but a valued partner to the businesses and individuals he serves.

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Fast Facts


  • University of Washington School of Law, Intellectual Property and Policy, (L.L.M.)
  • Widener University School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Albany (B.A.)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Association

More About Elijah

Intellectual Property and Trademark Law

  • Trademark Protection: Successfully removed infringing cannabis brands from the market and settled trademark infringement claims.
  • Federal Trademark Registration: Secured federal registration for a cannabis retailer and its brands.
    Intellectual Property Transactions: Successfully coordinated the complex purchase and sale of radio broadcasting and intellectual property assets, overseeing all legal aspects and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Trademark Litigation: Successfully prosecuted trademark infringement litigation against infringing brands, including clothing and cannabis brands.
  • Counterfeit Goods: Eliminated counterfeit cannabis products from the California market.
  • Investment Recovery: Successfully recovered a client’s financial investments in a Washington State company.
  • Business Litigation: Represented clients in civil litigation matters in state and federal court involving business, investment, and contract disputes, including through Trial.

Contract Drafting and Business Agreements

  • Joint Ventures and Licensing: Drafted multiple joint venture and cannabis licensing agreements.
  • Management Agreements: Created agreements for cannabis producer/processors.

Strategic Planning and Consulting

  • Brand Protection: Developed intellectual property and brand protection plans for multiple cannabis companies in Washington.
  • U.S. Federal District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington.
  • The Seattle Symphony, Seattle, Washington, Office of General Counsel
  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Office of Pro Bono Representation.
  • Election Protection.

Proven Expertise for Challenging Legal Issues