About JPG Legal
JPG Legal is a law firm specializing in U.S. trademark conflict-checking and registration. We’re the law firm of record for over 2,500 successful U.S. trademark registrations. Our affordable, flat-fee packages can be purchased online by clients based anywhere in the world.
We’ve helped over 2,500 U.S. trademark applications successfully reach registration. In 2019, we were ranked the #16 law firm in the United States by number of federal trademark applications filed.
JPG Legal and its attorneys have been profiled on USA Today, CNBC, CNN Money, NPR’s Morning Edition, WIRED, MSNBC, Forbes, the New York Daily News, HLN, The Hollywood Reporter, CNN Politics, DCist, Vox.com, CNET, Mic.com, NBC News, Refinery29, the Globe and Mail, and several other news sources.
Every person listed on this page is a full-time employee with benefits.
Jeremy Peter Green Eche
Founder and Managing Attorney
Jeremy Eche is an attorney based in New York City and licensed in New York and Washington, D.C. who primarily works for entrepreneurs, startups, and mid-sized businesses. Eche earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law on a full tuition scholarship. Thomson Reuters selected him as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Intellectual Property for 2021.
Eche enjoys drawing and inking comics. Before becoming a trademark attorney, he was known for buying ClintonKaine.com in 2011 and hosting his cartoons there in 2016. For this he appeared on every major cable news station as well as dozens of major news sources, before announcing his sale of the domain name on NPR’s Morning Edition.
Eche is a member of the National Lawyers Guild, the South Brooklyn Branch of NYC DSA, and the LGBT Bar Association of New York. He formerly served as General Counsel for Teamsters Local 922. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Stephanie Eche, founder of Distill Creative, their baby daughter Manuela, and their cats Quíque and Bibi. Eche is a native English speaker who is conversational in Spanish. He is also a licensed New York real estate broker.
Diane Morota Mantaring
Diane Morota Mantaring received her J.D. at Brooklyn Law School, where she had a merit scholarship and was a CALI award recipient. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of intellectual property and trademark law. Before joining JPG Legal she worked at the Global Intellectual Property team in the Office of the General Counsel of PwC, the second largest professional services firm in the world, managing their global trademark portfolio and performing a variety of other legal services associated with intellectual property. Prior to her time at PwC, she worked at ViacomCBS and Corsearch.
Mantaring comes from a family of artists and entrepreneurs and lives in Queens, New York City with her partner Don and daughter Leni. She enjoys surfing, rock climbing, and cooking and baking. Mantaring graduated cum laude from CUNY John Jay College with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Criminal Justice, and earned an MBA from Marist College on scholarship. She is a native speaker of Tagalog and English and is conversational in Italian. Mantaring is a member of the New York Bar.
Alejandro Palma received his J.D. from the Cardozo School of Law in New York City on a full tuition scholarship, focusing his studies on intellectual property law. Palma is also an accomplished songwriter, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist who makes music in a variety of genres and has won numerous songwriting competitions. See more about his music here. He works at JPG Legal as an Associate Attorney, helping clients with all sorts of trademark issues. He is a member of the New York Bar and a native speaker of Spanish and English.
Mike A. Ortega
Mike A. Ortega received his J.D. at Rutgers School of Law, where he received Goldman Sachs and Hudson County Bar Foundation scholarships. At Rutgers Law he was Technology Editor for the Rutgers Business Law Review, Vice President of the Association of Latin American Law Students, a Moot Court Board Member, and a Nathan Baker Mock Trial 2013 and 2014 Semifinalist. During his time there, he participated in the USPTO’s Clinical Program at Rutgers’ intellectual property law clinic, interned at the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, was selected to represent his law school regionally for National Trial Competition, and wrote a note on the DMCA’s Safe Harbor provisions that was published in the Rutgers Business Law Review.
After law school, Ortega worked at the Hudson County Law Department before moving to Interbrand, a global branding firm, where for several years he advised clients and in-house creative consultants on various trademark matters. His responsibilities included performing conflict searches, providing guidance on proposed marks, and delivering in-house presentations on trademark law topics. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, attending concerts, and exercising. Ortega graduated cum laude from Rutgers University where he double majored in Linguistics and Italian. He is a native speaker of English and Spanish and an advanced speaker of Italian.
Janae Hijaz Edwards
Janae Hijaz Edwards graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011, with a degree in International Relations and Spanish. She has had the pleasure of working in both the tech and creative industries, and is also fluent in Spanish. With a diverse professional background, Janae works as a Trademark Paralegal, working with our clients all over the world as they undergo the process of trademarking their brands. Her interests include contemporary art, language learning, and web development.