Venus Griffith Trunnel has been practicing law for over 20 years. She practices in domestic and international Trademark prosecution and handles a broad range of Trademark and Copyright law matters, including Trademark clearance, matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, client counseling, and drafting and negotiating various agreements.
Mrs. Trunnel is a former Trademark Examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has managed a global trademark portfolio as an Intellectual Property Associate at Hallstrom, Klein & Ward LLC. She also worked 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 in 1994.
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 also a member of INTA's Academic Committee and the Intellectual Property Section of the California State Bar. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts from Loyola Marymount University.