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Ryan Martin focuses his practice on trademark, marketing, promotions, advertising, copyright, privacy and other intellectual property matters.

In the areas of marketing and promotions, Ryan regularly advises clients on advertising clearance and claim substantiation, social media and user-generated content, sweepstakes, and contests.  Additionally, Ryan assists consumer brands and advertising agency clients in the drafting and negotiation of sponsorship agreements, branded entertainment and media deals, celebrity talent and influencer agreements, and the licensing of music, trademarks, and other intellectual property. He assists brands with trademark portfolio management and has handled internet domain name disputes under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy. He has also represented numerous clients in advertising disputes before the National Advertising Division of the BBB.

Ryan also handles various transactional matters, including drafting and negotiating advertising agency/client agreements and vendor agreements, including production contracts, data licensing, SaaS, and other e-commerce related agreements. Ryan advises clients on privacy matters in advertising, such as behavioral advertising, COPPA, drafting privacy policies, reviewing websites and mobile apps for privacy law compliance issues, and preparing website and application terms and end-user license agreements.  Additionally, Ryan advises clients on various consumer privacy law issues and data breach notification matters.


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


  • Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list in Intellectual Property Law (2021-2024)