Adjunct Professor


Adjunct Professor Emily Burns is a Trademark Counsel at Google Inc. Professor Burns’ intellectual property practice encompasses trademark counseling, with an emphasis on the selection, adoption and use of trademarks, domestic and international trademark prosecution and enforcement, trademark portfolio management, and development of comprehensive branding strategies. She has expertise in anti-counterfeit enforcement, including counterfeit trademark litigation in federal courts, and working with customs authorities in the US and throughout the world to detect and detain counterfeit goods, and has published in the area of counterfeit trademark litigation.

Professor Burns received her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she served as Lead Articles Editor of the San Diego Law Review. In her spare time, she enjoys taking her family to Disneyland, and attempting to convince her children of the virtue of sleeping in on the weekends.


  1. Trademark Prosecution Seminar