A Law Office Focused on BUSINESS & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LEGAL Challenges
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 business clients, whether they operate in the continental United States or internationally. The Ms. Berschler's 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.
Attorney Barbara Berschler is dedicated to serving her clients with a full range of legal services focusing on business matters such as contracts and entity formation and intellectual property concerns related to trademark and copyright protection. If you would like assistance in developing creative solutions for your business and commercial challenges, the Law Office of Barbara I. Berschler will reach the heart of your matter.
This term in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled in Matal v Tam that the disparagement restriction in the Lanham Act, which limited what words can be used in a federally registered trademark, violates the First Amendment. This means that the rock group called "the Slants" and the football team called "the Redskins" can continue to use and protect their controversial marks.
To assert the “Safe Harbor” defense to a claim of copyright infringement, all internet service providers must re-register their contact information with the Copyright Office by the close of 2017.
As of January 2017, the USPTO electronic application filing fee for trademarks is now $400 per mark, per class, up from $325.