Venus Griffith Trunnel

Adjunct Professor

LL.M., George Washington University Law School

J.D., Southwestern Law School

B.A., Loyola Marymount University

Venus Griffith Trunnel has been practicing law for over twenty years. She was admitted to practice in 1995 to the Georgia State Bar and in 1995 to the California State Bar. She is also licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, as well as all courts in the State of California, Central District. Professor Trunnel received her LL.M. in Intellectual Property in 2001 from George Washington University Law School and received her J.D. in 1994 from Southwestern Law School where she received a Certificate in International Business Law through the Inns of Court program at Regent’s College, London, England. She is a former Trademark Examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office and White House Intern, who worked for former Vice President Al Gore’s Reinventing Government Project in 1994.

Professor Trunnel specializes in the area of domestic and international trademark prosecution and enforcement and works with individuals, corporations and law firms on a broad range of copyright and trademark related matters including advising on clearance and adoption of marks, prosecution of marks, oppositions, infringement and cancellation actions, copyright and domain name issues, and drafting and negotiating various agreements. Professor Trunnel completed her thesis on Intellectual Property Barriers to Treating HIV/Aids in Africa. Professor Trunnel has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles California. She is a member of the Intellectual Property Section of the California State Bar and an active participant in the International Trademark Association (INTA).

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