Allyson M. Martin

Allyson M. Martin
Direct: 312.987.2914
Office: Chicago



B.S., Chemical Engineering
University of Kansas

J.D. (summa cum laude, Order of the Coif)
DePaul University College of Law

Allyson M. Martin is an attorney at Greer, Burns & Crain Ltd. in Chicago, Illinois.  Ms. Martin has experience in all aspects of trademark litigation as a member of GBC’s anti-counterfeiting and online trademark enforcement team, including pre-litigation investigation, preparation of pleadings and substantive briefing, dispute resolution with opposing counsel, and management of the discovery process, including deposition preparation.  She also has courtroom experience, including experience with arguing motions in court and trial experience.  Her practice also extends to other aspects of trademark law, including trademark oppositions and cancellations before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

During law school, Ms. Martin had an externship with a judge in the Northern District of Illinois, where she assisted in drafting judicial opinions.  Ms. Martin was the Technical Productions Editor of the DePaul University Journal of Art, Technology, and Intellectual Property. Additionally, her article, Seed Savers v. Monsanto:  Farmers Need a Victory for Wilting Biodiversity, was published in the Fall 2013 volume of the DePaul University Journal of Art, Technology, and Intellectual Property.  Ms. Martin received CALI awards in Senior Research Seminar: Advanced Concepts in Patent Law, Biotechnology Patent Law, Administrative Process, Copyright Law, and Bankruptcy Law and the Dr. Robert Chambers Patent Law Award.

Bar Memberships

  • Supreme Court of the State of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois