Faculty Profiles

John Crittenden

John W. Crittenden

Partner, Cooley LLP
Adjunct Faculty
B.A. UCLA, 1978
J.D. UCLA School of Law, 1981

John Crittenden teaches Trademark Law at UCLA School of Law. He is Senior Counsel at Cooley LLP in its litigation department as of January 2018, after having been partner at the firm for 29 years. He is a resident in the firm’s San Francisco office and has been with the firm since 1983.

Crittenden's practice includes litigation and trial work in the areas of trademark, false advertising, unfair competition, and copyright, domestic and international trademark counseling and prosecution, and advice and advocacy in other intellectual property fields such as rights of publicity and the Internet. He also serves as a mediator in trademark cases. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Practitioners and Legal 500.

Crittenden received his B.A. from UCLA, and his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he was a member of the UCLA Law Review. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Joyce Hens Green of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Crittenden has been active in the International Trademark Association for nearly two decades, serving on its Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008, and has held a number of other leadership positions in the organization over the years. He serves as Chair of INTA's International Amicus Committee, is a member of its Trademark Mediators Network, and previously chaired its Emerging Issues Committee and Courts and Tribunals Subcommittee. He was also Editor-in-Chief of the INTA Bulletin, the association's twice-monthly report on trademark news to members worldwide.