About Brett Manchel
Brett Manchel is an associate trademark attorney working on all aspects of brand protection in the United States and abroad. Brett counsels domestic and international companies on securing trademark protection and making sure clients know when it is time to enforce and defend their trademark rights. In addition to trademark prosecution and portfolio management, Brett also advises clients on copyright, privacy, internet and marketing, licensing, and other intellectual property (“IP”) law issues.
Brett helps clients in the food, health, and beauty sectors recognize, protect, and exploit their valuable IP. He prosecutes trademarks and responds to office actions before the US Patent and Trademark Office, and develops strategies to ensure the longevity of clients’ brands. Brett is proud to assist those in innovative and developing fields not only protect their brands and goodwill, but understand and incorporate compliance with legal obligations, like the developing privacy frameworks required by GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation) and the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act), and more established regulations like COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) and the FTC Act.
Clients praise Brett for the thoughtful and thorough approach he takes when helping them strategize or problem solve. He is honored to be selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Star list every year since 2016.
Prior to joining Amin Talati Wasserman, Brett worked in a Chicago boutique firm where he practiced intellectual property and business litigation, advising and advocating for a wide range of clients, from start-ups to large corporations, in and out of court.
Outside of work, Brett sits on the associate board of the Chicago-based nonprofit Lawyers for the Creative Arts and serves as a director of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Brett is also currently serving his second year as vice-chair of the CBA’s Law Practice Management and Technology Committee. After graduation from law school, the tall buildings, active music scene, and great restaurants lured him to Chicago.