By: H.W. Pfabe | July 30, 2021

The Law Offices of H.W. Pfabé is proud to announce that it is now part of The Armory Legal Group network.

The Armory Legal Group is a network of affiliated legal practices which each specialize in different types of clients and client needs. Regardless of your business and your situation, there is an affiliate ready to help.

Current affiliates include:

- Armory Law (www.Armory.Law) focuses on business and intellectual property matters for growing businesses, both new and established, particularly relating to patents and trademarks, and offers help with individual projects as well as monthly subscription services.

- Jackson Armitage ( focuses on business and intellectual property matters, particularly relating to Copyr...

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By: H.W. Pfabe | February 18, 2020

It's that time of year again: The annual intellectual property workshop series!

Please join us on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 and Monday, February 24, 2020 for our annual workshop series about Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and other Intellectual Property matters.

The series is sponsored by EforAll Holyoke (formerly SPARK Holyoke) and is a great introduction for business owners and anyone thinking of getting into business.

The first workshop will cover Trademarks, Trade Dress, and Copyrights.

The second workshop will cover Patents, Trade Secrets, NDAs (Non-Disclosure Agreements), and Licensing.

Come to one or come to both!

Both workshops run from 6pm-8pm and will both be held at the EforAll Co-Work Space, located at 193 High Street, Holyoke, M...

By: H.W. Pfabe | March 26, 2018

Just a quick reminder that the first in a two-part series of Intellectual Property Workshops for Small Businesses and Start-Ups will be presented this Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at the Picknelly Center in Holyoke, MA.

The workshops consist of presentations which form an introduction to Intellectual Property for your business, as well as providing a close setting for discussions, including an opportunity to ask the attorney any questions that you may have.

The first workshop will cover:

  • What is IP?
  • Why should Your Business care about IP?
  • What is a Trademark?
  • How do you Apply for a Trademark?
  • What is Trade Dress?
  • How do you Protect Trade Dress?
  • What is a Copyright?
  • What does Copyright Protect?
  • How do you Apply for a Copyright?
  • Do you Need a Copyright?
  • Cop...

By: H.W. Pfabe | November 23, 2017

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By: H.W. Pfabe | September 20, 2017


One of my clients was just granted her first federal trademark. As I prepared a letter to congratulate her and give her the registration number, I did a quick search to confirm that the information in the USPTO registration was correct (it isn’t always). Coincidence of coincidences, I found that on the same day her trademark was granted, someone else attempted to register their own trademark… for the exact same word.


So, I let my client know that she had been granted her trademark, and needed to continue protecting it. I also let her know that there was another mark pending which MIGHT be concerning.


My client asked one question in response to both statements: Now what?