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 | November 30, 2016

Attorney Pfabe will be presenting a workshop on Protecting and Growing Your Business using Intellectual Property at the Scibelli Enterprise Center in Springfield, MA, at 11am on Dec. 7th.

The workshop will is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center and SCORE.

It will discuss Trademarks, Copyright, Patents, Trade Secrets, Non-Disclosure Agreements, and other IP matters, with a focus on Small Businesses.

If you are in the area that day, come join the conversation!

By: H.W. Pfabe | July 08, 2016


With this post, we’re going to begin a series explaining “What is Intellectual Property”. It will be broken down into a number of separate posts, so each can be a quicker read (the last “quick” blog post was almost 2000 words…).


So, what is Intellectual Property? Broadly, Intellectual Property is a work or invention that results from creativity, and the rights that can go along with it. Intellectual Property is generally grouped into Patents, Trademarks, Copyright, and Trade Secrets. However, there are a number of other areas which fall under Intellectual Property as well, such as Trade Dress, and an individual’s Right to Publicity. We’ll be discussing each of these separately in upcoming posts.


The above definition really is the key to und...