Christina L. Martini - McDermott Will & Emery


As Global Head of McDermott’s Trademark Prosecution and Controversy Practice, Christina (Tina) L. Martini focuses her practice on domestic and international trademark and copyright law, as well as domain name, Internet, social media, advertising, unfair competition and entertainment law.  Tina has extensive experience in counseling, prosecution, enforcement, due diligence and licensing matters. She successfully assists clients in protecting their intellectual property rights through litigation and other means, including the courts and uniform dispute resolution procedures.

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Chicago, 2024, Patent Law, Chicago, 2013 to 2024,  Trademark Law, Chicago, 2020 to 2024
  • Chambers USA, Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets, 2023-2024
  • Legal 500, Recommended Lawyer, 2023-2024


Tina has received numerous accolades during her professional career. In 2022, Tina was recognized with the American Bar Association’s Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. In 2021, Tina was named the “Trademark Lawyer of the Year – Americas” as part of Euromoney’s Women in Business Law Awards and was additionally named a “Top Woman Lawyer in Leadership” by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.

Tina was also named among Crain’s Chicago Business 2020 Notable Women in Law, a prestigious honor that recognizes women in the Chicago community who not only serve as role models in their workplace, but also have contributed to their communities through personal and philanthropic activities. In 2017, Crain’s Chicago Business named Tina as one of Chicago’s Most Influential Minority Lawyers and in 2018 as one of Chicago’s Notable Minority Lawyers.

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Tina is committed to making a positive difference in the careers and lives of others. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Better Government Association and the University of Illinois Campus Alumni Advisory Board. She has also served as a board member of the Chicago Committee – Advancing Minority Attorneys/Transforming the Legal Profession and is on the Executive Board of Directors and Co-Founder of Hispanic Majority, an organization committed to supporting the next generation of Latino leadership. She is a member of the Chicago Committee on Women’s Initiatives in Law. Her extensive pro bono work has included co-chairing the International Trademark Association’s Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition for the Midwest region.

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Northwestern University School of Law, JD, 1994
University of Illinois, BS, Industrial Engineering, 1991


US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois