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.


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