Brett A. Manchel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Chicago, IL

Amin Talati Upadhye, LLP
 | 100 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-883-6758
Fax: 312-884-7352
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (80%),
  • Technology Transactions (10%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Brett Manchel's clientele include creatives, innovators, entrepreneurs, and artists. Corporate clients range from early phase startup-ups to well-established corporations and brands. In addition to protecting, licensing, and enforcing their intellectual property (copyrights and trademarks) rights, Brett advises clients on the rapidly developing privacy landscape as well as internet/social media best practices. When disputes arise, Brett is a passionate advocate for clients in courts around the country. To Brett, the law is personal (even when the person he represents is a business).

Brett helps clients secure and enforce trademarks and copyrights, remain in compliance with FTC and privacy regulations, negotiate licenses, resolve business disputes, and manage risk. Growing up playing the drums and DJing, he understands the creative process and seeks to minimize the frustration that legal issues can have on it. To this end, Brett and the other attorneys at Jayaram Law work as a team to anticipate our clients’ legal needs while using technology to work efficiently and effectively without compromising our advocacy strength.

Brett, along with the team at Jayaram Law, serves clients in a variety of industries, including film, television, and music, as well as food and beverage, technology, software, and real estate, among others.

Prior to joining Jayaram Law, Brett gained litigation experience as a trial attorney representing individuals individuals and their families families in state and federal courts against insurance companies and other large corporate interests.

Brett is active within the Chicago Bar Association (Vice-Chair of the Law Practice Management and Technology Section) and Lawyers for the Creative Arts (Associate Board member). A Michigan native, Brett earned his BA from the University of Michigan, and his JD, cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law. After graduation from law school, the tall buildings, music scene, and great restaurants lured him to Chicago.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Intellectual Property
  • 10%Technology Transactions
  • 10%Intellectual Property Litigation
Focus Areas

Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law, Internet


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Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

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About Brett Manchel

Admitted: 2012, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Founded the Media, Entertainment, Technology & Arts Law Society, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Competed in a National Copyright-Themed Moot Court Competition, Michigan State University College of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer, Lawyers for the Creative Arts. I help low-income and not-for-profit arts/entertainment organization with entity formation, document drafting and review, and copyright and trademark prosecution 


  • Amicably resolve federal trade secret litigation prior to preliminary injunction hearing. , 2019
  • Successfully resolve bankruptcy adversary proceeding on eve of trial (to client's satisfaction) and avoiding a much larger verdict against our client.  , 2019

Representative Clients:

  • Production counsel to Scholl Creative on The Last Resort documentary. 
  • Production counsel to All Rise Films on documentaries Nossa Chape and Momentum Generation. , 2018

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, B.A.

Industry Groups

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Food & Beverage
  • Internet
  • Medical Devices
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Start-ups
  • Supplements
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Office Location for Brett A. Manchel

100 South Wacker Drive
Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-883-6758

Fax: 312-884-7352

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Last Updated: 11/12/2019

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