Meet Barbara Berschler

Barbara Berschler

Since 1985, Barbara Berschler has advised business owner’s throughout the Maryland-Washington, D.C., metropolitan area as well as with international clients.   Her law office is located in the heart of Montgomery County and is easily accessible to businesses operating in Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg and Prince Georges County.  Ms. Berschler's practice consists of general business and commercial law, with a special focus on intellectual property law, copyrights and trademarks.

Ms. Berschler asks the kinds of questions that aid her clients in identifying their central concerns.  Armed with such information, Ms. Berschler can develop an appropriate response that is both realistic and cost-effective.

In furtherance of her wish to bring useful information to the business community,  Ms. Berschler has written many articles covering important business and intellectual property law topics, and conducted numerous business and intellectual property law workshops for such organizations as: the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), U.S. SBA; the Writer's Center, Bethesda; and the Maryland Small Business Development Center.

Some of the areas in which she provides service to her clients are:

Business Matters

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Leases
  • Contracts
  • Franchising

Intellectual Property Matters

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Licenses, Assignments of Rights
  • Software Licensing

Bar Admissions and education

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar, Member, 1978 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar, Intellectual Property Section, Co-Chair, 2006 - 2010
  • District of Columbia Bar, Intellectual Property Section, Member, 2005 – Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Business Law Sections 2010- Present
  • Rockville Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, 2007 - 2010
  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2010 - 2012

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia - LL.M.
    Major: Focused on Intellectual Property
  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - J.D.
  • Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey - B.A.

Classes/Seminars

  • "Intellectual Property Basics for Copyright, Trademarks, Trade Secrets and Licenses Workshop for Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)", U.S. SBA, Washington, DC
  • "How to Purchase a Franchise and How to Make Your Business Successful", Howard University School of Continuing Education, Silver Spring, MD
  • "Copyright Made Easy" , Writer's Center, Bethesda, MD
  • "Copyright Made Easy" , Writer's Center, Bethesda, MD
  • "Benefit Corporations: A New Way?", Montgomery County Bar, Business Law Section

Published Articles