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vgtrunnel@tiu.edu
(909) 689-4462

Professor Venus Griffith Trunnel has been practicing law for over 25 years. She began her teaching career as a guest lecturer at California State University, Long Beach when she was invited to teach Intellectual Property for a fellow colleague. She started teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Trinity Law School in May 2015.  Since that time, she has taught Legal Research and Writing, I, II and III and A Survey of Intellectual Property Law.  She also created and teaches Contracts for the MLS program. Professor Trunnel enjoys teaching and believes that students can be successful in law school with hard work, determination, and by studying smart.


Professor Trunnel is a former Trademark Examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and began her professional legal career as a Litigation Associate at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP. After graduating from law school, she worked as a White House Intern for former Vice President Al Gore's Reinventing Government Project.

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 University School of Law where she also received a Certificate in International Business Law from Regent's College in London, England (Inns of Court). Mrs. Trunnel has written articles on Trademark related issues, including completing her thesis on Intellectual Property Barriers to Treating HIV/Aids in Africa.
 

Professor Trunnel 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.  She is a member of INTA (International Trademark Association) where she served on the Academic Committee from 2016-2021 and is currently serving on the Unreal Campaign Committee, and a member of the Intellectual Property Section of the California State Bar. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts from Loyola Marymount University.

 
 

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Venus Griffith Trunnel (BLC Web Photo).jpg

Tel: (909) 689-4462

vgtrunnel@tiu.edu

Professor Venus Griffith Trunnel has been practicing law for over 25 years. She began her teaching career as a guest lecturer at California State University, Long Beach when she was invited to teach Intellectual Property for a fellow colleague. She started teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Trinity Law School in May 2015.  Since that time, she has taught Legal Research and Writing, I, II and III and A Survey of Intellectual Property Law.  She also created and taught a Contracts class for the MLS program. Professor Trunnel enjoys teaching and believes that students can be successful in law school with hard work determination and by studying smart.


Mrs. Trunnel is a former Trademark Examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and worked as a Litigation Associate at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP.  She worked as a White House Intern for former Vice President Al Gore's Reinventing Government Project after graduating from law school.

Mrs. 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 University School of Law where she also received a Certificate in International Business Law from Regent's College in London, England (Inns of Court). Mrs. Trunnel has written articles on Trademark related issues, including completing her thesis on Intellectual Property Barriers to Treating HIV/Aids in Africa.
 

Mrs. Trunnel 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.  She is  a member of INTA (International Trademark Association) where she served on the Academic Committee from 2016-2021 and is currenting serving on the Unreal Campaign committee.  the Intellectual Property Section of the California State Bar.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts from Loyola Marymount University.

 
 

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