John Crittenden

Senior Counsel

My experience litigating and trying trademark cases informs the advice I give clients on building and protecting their brands; my experience with the trademark registration process makes me an authority in court.

+1 415 693 2090

John Crittenden has more than three decades of experience in litigation and trial work in the areas of trademark, false advertising, unfair competition and copyright and in domestic and international trademark counseling and prosecution. His clients range from trailblazing startups to established brands worth billions of dollars.

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  • Trademark Litigation Team Defeats Nordstrom's Attempt to Enjoin Use of ‘Beyond the Rack' Mark 

Seen by clients as ‘never wasting time on an issue’ and is praised for making clients feel like ‘a co-worker or a friend instead of a client.’ – Legal 500

  • UCLA School of Law
    JD, 1981

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    AB, English

Admissions & Credentials



  • American Bar Association

  • The Bar Association of San Francisco

  • International Trademark Association

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Rankings & Accolades

    Legal 500 US: “Hall of Fame” for Trademark Litigation; Top Lawyer for Trademark Litigation and Trademark Prosecution

    World Trademark Review: Leading Trademark Professional

    Managing Intellectual Property: Leading IP Litigator

    Who’s Who Legal: Leading Trademark Lawyer 

    The Best Lawyers in America: Leading IP Lawyer


+1 415 693 2090 office
+1 415 693 2222 fax

101 California Street
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-5800

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