Hartmans Law is an L.A. based intellectual property and corporate law firm.

About Hartmans Law

Hartmans Law is an intellectual property and corporate law firm advising clients from industries including technology, media and entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, life sciences, financial services, energy and natural resources, and retail and consumer products.

Hartmans Law is specialized. It is nimble. And it exists exclusively to add value to your company as a dedicated partner. Your success is the only goal, and Hartmans Law is here to help you seamlessly forge relationships and secure intellectual property.

So with that, welcome to where what’s next begins.


Eric Eagle Hartmans, Managing Attorney

Eric Eagle Hartmans represents clients in trademark clearance, prosecution, and disputes, including opposition and cancellation actions. He also advises companies and individuals regarding entity formation, commercial transactions, and licensing, and he frequently advises founders and executives regarding business transactions, stock options, and exit strategies.

Mr. Hartmans services as an Expert-in-Residence at UC Irvine Applied Innovation, where he advises companies regarding intellectual property, funding, and commercial transactions. He provides pro bono legal services through Public Counsel, and he supports charities including the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, and Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles.

Mr. Hartmans, his wife Sharon, a physician, and their three children live in Manhattan Beach, in southwestern Los Angeles County.

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  • UC Irvine Applied Innovation, Expert-in-Residence
  • California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Public Counsel
  • The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles
  • Bet Tzedek New Leaders
  • Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D., 2006)
  • University of California, San Diego (B.A., 2003)
  • California
  • Illinois
Joel M. Fogelson

Joel Fogelson advises clients regarding the development of their businesses and intellectual property portfolios. Joel advises clients on developing their patent portfolios, brands, copyrights, software creations, and trade secrets.

Joel’s clientele spans from emerging indie creator companies seeking brand protection to established entities seeking to optimize their intellectual property assets for acquisition. Joel also specializes in addressing the complexities of Artificial Intelligence in the realm of intellectual property creation, offering insightful counsel to navigate this evolving landscape.

Joel draws from a rich background as a 17-year in-house patent attorney for the multinational creative services and technology company Technicolor SA (now Vantiva SA, formerly Thomson SA and RCA. Leveraging this experience, Joel served as the CEO of Avento Technologies, a healthcare company, leading its acquisition by a prominent healthcare software company. He co-founded and advised several companies within the creative sphere, which later achieved successful exits. Joel also previously served as Intellectual Property Counsel to a video game streaming platform.

Joel lives with his Pomsky, Snowy, in Flagstaff, AZ.

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Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, B.A.
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, B.S. – Electrical and BioEngineering
University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida, J.D.

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