We protect brands. We help businesses grow.

Our law office specializes in trademark law, brand building, copyrights, and business litigation. As a boutique practice, we offer flat-rate pricing and in-depth consultations that help level the playing field for mid-size businesses that cannot afford an expensive, but cursory, legal opinion. With over 40 years of legal experience between them, our lawyers aim to be transparent, responsive, and direct in dealing with the many issues our clients face in an ever-changing business landscape.

From trademark filings to actions in the TTAB, to management of multinational brands. We provide experienced counsel in the entire legal spectrum that a trademark owner will face.

Even the most well-intentioned business owner will have disputes. From a simple breach of contract, to intellectual property litigation, to outright shareholder or partner fraud, we have advocated and continue to fight for businesses and individuals in state, federal and appellate courts.

We provide counsel for businesses just starting up all the way through companies going through corporate dissolution, buy-out, and sale. We specialize in intellectual property licensing, asset sales and purchases, and business counsel for companies priced out of having their own in-house legal department.

Why Clients Choose Us?

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Trademarks and Brands

Experience counts, but diligence matters. While we have handled over a hundred trademark applications, responses to office actions, and multiple matters in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, we are not a trademark mill. Prior to filing your application, we seek to learn about your business and advise you about your chances of success. We provide flat-rate and full-service pricing for all trademark applications that include responses to office actions, and our commitment to your business from application filing to final rejection or registration.

Litigation and Disputes

Direct, blunt, and honest. Although tough, we believe these are the best ways to run a business, and likewise, the best way to resolve business disputes. Our attorneys have been successful in California’s State and Federal courts (both trial and appeals), as well as in private mediation and arbitration. As a small law group, we know that no case is a “small matter” for those involved, so we provide cost-focused, practical strategies and solutions to clients. For those disputes that end in a courtroom, we offer diligent and zealous advocacy in getting the result your business deserves.

Who We Are

40 years of combined legal experience

Darrin Blumfield

Attorney (Of Counsel)

What Clients Say

  • Excellent Trademark and Business Advice

    My 18-year-old company relocated from Ohio to California in 2009. I sought the help of Attorney Cartee in providing consultation as to what I needed to do in order to get my business registered with the State of California, submitting the paperwork, and other trademark matters. He was quick to respond and gave excellent advice. I continue to use his services to this day. I would not hesitate in recommending him to any small or midsize business. His prices are more than fair and he sincerely cares about his clients.

    August 12, 2012
  • Seventh year using this lawyer with great results

    Attorney Cartee is wonderful to work with and responds quickly to emails and calls. He has helped guide me and my business through several trademark infringements, intellectual property matters, and contract law disputes. He was also able to register my federally registered trademark internationally which I needed in order to do business overseas. His advice is always very helpful, insightful, and spot on.

    October 17, 2019
  • Excellent Service

    Anthony Cartee did an excellent job of reaching a financial settlement in my case. I offer my highest recommendation for him and will make him my first call in any future cases.

    June 24, 2020
  • Sharp, knowledgeable and personable!

    After dealing with many different attorneys in the last three difficult years of my life, Anthony was a reminder that you can be exceptional at what you do and still be human and humble. He handled my case quickly and perfectly. I recommend him to anyone that needs the job done correctly, without hassle and that appreciates a kind personality. Five stars!

    September 19, 2019
  • Very encouraging and supportive

    About four years ago I contacted Anthony B. Cartee for advice regarding copyright laws for the children’s book I was writing and illustrating. He reviewed some of the writing and the illustrations. He went over details and specifics in my illustrations that would infringe and gave me guidelines and parameters to follow in my illustrations… It was not just the legal advice he gave that was helpful, but he was very encouraging and supportive… Since, through his advice and encouragement, I have completed two illustrated children’s books, both of which have been published and are currently on Amazon.

    October 22, 2018
  • A pleasure to work with

    I have worked with Mr. Cartee for a few years now on a number of issues and he has always done a stellar job often going above and beyond what most other lawyers would. He’s helped me with trademarks, joint venture contracts, sales contracts and been a solid legal adviser for my businesses. I couldn’t recommend him enough.

    December 9, 2014

How Can We Help?

The law is complex. With our legal knowledge and expertise, we advise businesses on a wide variety of issues and make the complicated, straightforward. We are happy to evaluate your situation and hopefully guide you through your business’ toughest problems.
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