Barbara BerschlerBarbara 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 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.

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.


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Play-Doh hit the jackpot and became one of 13 active registrants who have successively registered a smell with the USPTO. The description of the scent reads like a review for wine, i.e., “slightly musky,” “overtones of cherry.”  USPTO Registration Certificate

Not all trademarks need to be registered with the USPTO to obtain protection from infringement.  According to a 5th Circuit decision, Viacom can claim common law trademark rights in the name “The Krusty Krab,” a fictional restaurant portrayed in Viacom’s animated TV series “SpongeBob SquarePants.” The Circuit Court affirmed a summary judgment against IJR Capital Investments which had adopted the same name for its seafood restaurants. More Details