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About Barbara

Barbara I. Berschler, a member of Press, Potter & Dozier, received her Juris Doctor from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law and her Master of Laws from Washington College of Law, American University. She has been in private practice in the Washington, DC area since 1985.

Ms. Berschler has published numerous articles on intellectual property law. She received the Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property Law from the Washington College of Law in 2003. Since 2006 she has been co-chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the District of Columbia Bar, chairman of the Section’s Legislation Committee since 2003 and a member of the Steering Committee since 2005. She has been a member of the board of directors of the Rockville Chamber of Commerce  in Maryland since 2007.

Ms. Berschler’s practice consists of general business and commercial law, with a particular focus on intellectual property law, copyrights and trademarks.

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Lease Negotiation
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Franchising
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Trademarks
  • Licenses
  • Registered Agent (Maryland)
  • Computer Software Licensing

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia

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.

Published Works

  • “What Are You Doing to Protect Your Trade Secrets?”, Smart Business Ideas, May, 2008
  • “Who Owns Intellectual Property?”, Smart Business Ideas, December, 2007
  • “Deal on Distance Learning Still Faces Pro-License Pressures”, IP Supplement to Legal Times, March 24, 2003
  • “Some Rules for Negotiating Your Retail Lease”, Merchant, Newsletter of the Maryland Retail Merchants Association, March, 1995
  • Don’t Let Your Franchise Agreement and Lease Conflict, Merchant, Newsletter of the Maryland Retail Merchants Association, December, 1995
  • Cooperative Efforts in Lease Negotiations, Franchising World, Magazine of the International Franchise Association, March/April, 1996
  • Patience and Careful Eye Needed in Negotiating Office Space, Executive Update, Magazine of the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, April, 1996

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • 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
  • Pre-Business Workshops of Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), U.S. SBA, Washington, DC
  • Intellectual Property Basics Workshop, Rockville Economic Development, Inc, 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property Law, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar, 1978 – Present
    Member
  • District of Columbia Bar, Intellectual Property Section, 2006 – 2010
    Co-Chair
  • District of Columbia Bar, Intellectual Property Section, 2005 – Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, 1985 – Present
    Member
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, Intellectual Property Law Section, 2003 – Present
    Member

Discussion

3 thoughts on “About Barbara

  1. I Have a Free Local (Mid-Atlantic States) Casting and Information Website http://www.DragonukConnects.com

    I Would like to post the 1st 2-3 Paragraphs of your Logo
    Story to my site with a Link to your site so they can Finish reading it.

    Full Credit and Copywrite Statement will be part of my Posting

    Is this Acceptable with you??

    If not is there a different Acceptible way I can Tell my 4100 Local Members about your Article

    Would you concider Posting any other Info that can Effect the Film & Video Industry to my Site
    With links to you and Full Credit

    Thank You

    Brian Dragonuk

    Posted by Brian Dragonuk | June 23, 2010, 9:45 pm
    • Dear Brian, Thank you, yes you may post the paragraphs. I am still getting my sea legs with writing and posting blogs. There is so many issues one could tackle. I am trying to develop comments in byte sizes that can be useful to most creators and users of intellectual property. Any suggestions you may have would be appreciated. bb

      Posted by Barbara I. Berschler | August 12, 2010, 7:54 pm
    • Dear Brian, Did you get the reply that I sent. Yes it is acceptable for you to use the post. Also, I hope that some of my other articles will be of interest as well. bb

      Posted by Barbara I. Berschler | September 30, 2010, 6:52 pm

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