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Trevor J. Martin

Fax +1.312.827.8000
Trevor Martin is an associate at the firm’s Chicago office. He is a member of the intellectual property practice.

Professional Background

Trevor Martin concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property, entrepreneurship and data privacy. He handles a wide range of transactional matters related to trademarks, copyrights, licensing, entity formation and commercial contracts in addition to data privacy compliance. He has strived to be a strong advocate and advisor for his clients, helping them lay solid foundations to protect, build, and grow their businesses.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Martin served as an associate at an intellectual property law firm where he managed trademark matters and assisted clients in all aspects of their IP protection, including licensing and other IP agreements.

Mr. Martin assists clients with clearance, prosecution, protection and enforcement of trademarks. He helps advise clients on aspects of deals and agreements related to intellectual property.

Mr. Martin routinely negotiates and drafts intellectual property-related agreements, including license and service agreements.

Mr. Martin also helps advise clients on aspects of service contracts related to data privacy. He also works with clients to review and develop internal and external data privacy policies to ensure compliance with an ever-changing regulatory landscape.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Co-president, Northwestern University Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center Student Group (2016-2017)

Speaking Engagements

  • Business Law Network, GDPR Toolkit, August 2019

Additional Information

Mr. Martin previously worked as a legal intern for Google. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Martin worked in marketing and media for Off and Off-Off Broadway theatres, working with a wide variety of artists to develop tailored marketing campaigns as a copywriter and graphic designer.
  • Advised high growth private companies on all aspects of intellectual property law from portfolio strategy to prosecution, maintenance and enforcement
  • Prosecuted U.S. trademarks and copyrights
  • Overcame USPTO trademark refusals on a wide range of substantive issues
  • Prepared and negotiated various corporate agreements such as intellectual property licenses, asset acquisitions, trademark coexistence agreements, and operating agreements
  • Collaborated with clients on developing and implementing documentation and policies to achieve and/or maintain compliance with data privacy regulations
  • Counseled clients on a range of emerging company issues such as early fundraising and securities, data privacy regulations, international distribution agreements, and entity formation and registration