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John Crosetto is a litigator at Garvey Schubert Barer with experience representing clients in disputes over trademarks, trade dress, licensing, trade secrets, domain names, and non-competition agreements. Mr. Crosetto also advises clients, from software and hardware companies, to equipment manufacturers, video game companies, and creative firms on minimizing litigation risk and finding alternative solutions to intellectual property disputes.

Mr. Crosetto was counsel in UtilX Corp. v. Novinium, 2009cv00375 (W.D. Wash.), which involved patent infringement, false advertising, and unfair competition claims, as well as anti-trust counterclaims, related to methods for underground cable rejuvenation by fluid injection. He also acted as counsel in Rosetta Stone, LTD v. Topics Entertainment, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:09cv1128 (E.D. Va.), a trade dress and trademark case in which the parties disputed rights to the color yellow for language learning software packaging. Mr. Crosetto acted as lead counsel in Strategic Marketing Partners, Inc. v. Greenwave LLC and Northwestern Brothers Marketing LLC, No. 10-2-09469 (K.C. Sup. Ct., Wash.), a dispute related to gaming software based on the television series Deadliest Catch.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Crosetto, who has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, taught language, literature, aesthetics, and critical theory in the Department of Germanics at the University of Washington and the University of Colorado.


Languages Spoken: German

Practice Areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 50%
    3 years
  2. Trademark Infringement: 35%
    3 years
  3. Internet: 10%
    3 years
  4. Copyright Infringement: 5%
    3 years

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Contact Info

Garvey Schubert Barer, P.S.

1191 Second Avenue, 18th Fl.
Seattle, WA, 98101-2996



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Fulbright AwardFulbright Program1994
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Seattle Intellectual Property American Inn of CourtMember2012 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Trademark Litigation CommitteeVice Chair2011 - Present
King County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionN/A2010 - Present
Juvenile Diabetes Research FoundationBoard Member2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Peck v. Cingular Wireless, LLCN/A
UtilX Corp. v. Novinium, 2009cv00375 (W.D. Wash.)Successfully settled
Rosetta Stone, LTD v. Topics Entertainment, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:09cv1128 (E.D. Va.)Successfully settled
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Publication NameTitleDate
Alaska Law ReviewThe Exxon Valdez Reopener: Natural Resources Damage Settlements and Roads Not Taken,2005
Pacific Rim Law & Policy JournalThe Heart of Fiji's Land Tenure Conflict2005
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of WashingtonN/APhD - Doctorate1996
Princeton UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar AssociationProtecting Intellectual Property: Legal Issues for the Emerging Business Owner2011
DigiPen Institute of TechnologyIntellectual Property Issues for Game Developers2011
Garvey Schubert Barer Seminar SeriesGuarding Against Employee Theft, Misuse, and Disclosure of Confidential, Proprietary and Trade Secret Information2009