The Law Office of Barbara I. Berschler is a Well-Established Intellectual Property and Business Law Firm
Our office is dedicated to helping our clients protect and expand the reach of their businesses and brands. We offer a wide range of services to handle matters concerning copyrights, trademarks, licenses, contracts, general business, entity formation and administration. Ms. Berschler can also serve as a USPTO Domestic Representative and Maryland Resident Agent.
The Berschler Law Office, located in Rockville, MD, can be easily reached by clients from Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Bethesda, North Bethesda, Rockville, the District of Columbia, Alexandria and Arlington Counties of Northern Virginia. Consultations by telephone are always welcome.
The Business Owner’s Guide to Intellectual Property Issues
This Guide will familiarize business owners and creators with the different characteristics and forms of intellectual property.
A Leader in Maryland Business and Intellectual Property Law
Barbara I. Berschler, as a business lawyer and intellectual property attorney, has built a reputation for excellence by providing high-quality legal services to her business clients. Throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., Barbara Berschler brings more than 30 years of experience looking out for the needs of her clients, whether they operate in the continental United States or internationally.
Recent IP News & Other Musings
WHY IS IT TAKING SO LONG TO HEAR BACK FROM THE TRADEMARK OFFICE?
You may be frustrated as to the slowness in hearing back from the Trademark Office after you have submitted your application for trademark registration. Previously, my experience had been that it took 3 to 4 months initially to hear from the assigned examiner....
What Works as “Proof of Use in Commerce” for Trademark Registration with the USPTO?
Frequently my clients are puzzled as to what kind of specimen to submit to the USPTO when trying to prove their “ bona fide use of a mark in the ordinary course of trade, and not made merely to reserve a right in a mark.” 15 USC §1127. A big question to resolve...
Is there a “Proof of Use in Commerce” Test for Purposes of Proving Trademark Infringement?
The Federal Circuit in Versatop Support Systems v. Georgia Expo (2018), examined another aspect of the “proof of use in commerce” requirement in federal trademark law under the Lanham Act. Unlike the conclusion it reached in the Simy Corp case that I...