With an honours degree in Law, Martin joined Haseltine Lake Kempner as a trainee trade mark attorney, qualified in 1993 and was made a partner in the firm in 1996. In 2007, he qualified as a trade mark and design litigator. He now heads the firm's trademark function.
He is an expert in trade mark and design litigation in both the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and the High Court, Martin and has also experience of patent litigation in both courts.
Martin is also a recognized expert in opposition, revocation and invalidity proceedings before the Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). His clients include industry leaders in sectors as diverse as electronics and communications, motor engineering, news publishing and retailing.
As well as being a member of Marques, Martin has been a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) for many years, where he has sat on the Publications Committee, the Programs Committee and the Community Trade Mark Rules and Practice Sub-Committee. In addition he is a member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) where he has been an CITMA finals exam tutor. A frequent business traveler, Martin regularly visits the USA.