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Copyright in House Plans

A couple, the Ecklunds, approached Oakcraft Homes, a custom home-builder. Based on their discussions, Oakcraft prepared a house plan and gave a copy of the plan to the Ecklunds. The couple later took that plan to a rival home...more

The Need for Homebuilder Vigilance About Copyrights

Are homebuilders as vigilant as they should be in protecting their intellectual property rights — including the copyrights that qualifying architectural drawings and structures receive automatically as a matter of law, even...more

Construction OberView: Word to the Wise Follow-Up: the 2007 AIA Form Contract

In the last edition of Construction OberView, we focused on the respective intellectual property rights that an owner and its architect have in the plans created by the architect, but paid for by the owner. In that article,...more

Construction OberView: Word to the Wise: Owners, Beware the Architect

In a perfect world, a project owner and its architect work as team to reach the successful completion of the project. Indeed, the architect can be invaluable in helping the owner achieve its vision for the project and in...more

Rogers Towers: Copyright Issues Arise in Custom Residential Home Construction

Are you anxious to build a custom home after the economy recovers? Are you a builder or architect looking to rekindle your business? Now may be the time to consider the labyrinth of copyright issues that may arise in custom...more

Who Owns The Plans? Owners, Architects And Engineers, And The Federal Law Of Copyright

Bob has been saving up for his dream home his entire life. While not an architect himself, he follows architecture trends and visits buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and I.M. Pei. After purchasing a plot of land on a...more

Dimalanta Clark, LLP Newsletter

Dimalanta Clark, LLP publishes a quarterly firm newsletter discussing various topics in the law. This issue includes an article co-authored by founding partner, Lee W. Clark, and Senior Associate, Lisa A. Lenoci that...more

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