Hmmm... Yes, that could be a reason, but normally, the trial version is the same as the licensed one, it's just a matter of authorisation as what I know. If you still get this behaviour after resetting Live, then it would be good to uninstall the version you used during the trial and reinstall a fresh Live Standard downloaded from your Ableton account.
You could refer to this topic for a clean uninstall of Live : https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001172024-Uninstalling-Live-1-9-completely-Mac-
I know it's a bit of a pain, but the best way to troubleshoot this is to be sure to start right. MacOS can be sometimes very tricky as well, I hope it won't be the case.
Let us know how things goes after Live & Kick 2 clean uninstall/reinstall.