Trevor Martin

Trevor uses his IP and data privacy experience to counsel entrepreneurs and innovators.


Trevor MartinTrevor has spent his career focusing on the unique legal issues that exist and the tech world, especially as they apply to the protection of intellectual property and the ever-expanding use of personal data. With a passion for representing entrepreneurs and innovators, Trevor understands that interplay between federal and state IP laws, contractual obligations, and the patchwork of data privacy regulations that exist both locally and globally.

Having worked for a large tech company, a small IP boutique, non-profit theatres, and even as a freelance artist and videographer, Trevor brings a breadth of experience that allows him to distinguish between critical and non-critical issues for innovators across a wide variety of fields. He is experienced in key subject matter areas, including data privacy, trademarks, copyrights, asset purchase agreements, software licensing, contract negotiation, and entity formation.

Trevor’s clients, who range from financial start-ups to musicians, turn to him for a variety of needs, ranging from IP portfolio protection and licensing, data privacy, and general business start-up counseling. Whether it is navigating the GDPR or trademark prosecution, Trevor strives to pull from his experience, knowledge, and interest to find effective and efficient solutions. Trevor understands that the key to finding the right answers is asking the right questions.

Trevor received his law degree from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and his B.A. from Harvard University. His education also included an internship at Google, an internship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and a judicial externship in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. A proud Northwestern alumnus, he coaches the undergraduate mock trial team.

Contact Trevor: 312.858.6829|



  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D. 2017
    Harvard University, B.A., 2010


  • Illinois

Representative Matters

Worked with small business owners to craft GDPR compliant policies and best practices.

Represented a small business owner in negotiations for an asset purchase agreement by a corporate leader in the client’s industry.

Successfully prosecuted dozens of trademarks.

Successfully overcame numerous substantive USPTO refusals against client trademarks.

Registered copyrights ranging from databases to sound recordings.

Structured licensing agreements for client products and services ranging from custom fashion products to software and team-building services.

Advised clients in successful licensing negotiations with entities such as large professional associations and multinational corporations.

Negotiated and drafted asset purchase agreements and structured IP portfolio assignment and recordation with small businesses.