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Landlords beware: Your trademark infringing tenant is your problem too

by Shutts & Bowen LLP on

If a landlord learns that trademark infringement is occurring on its premises by one of its tenants and fails to stop further violations, the landlord may be held responsible by the trademark holder for damages relating to...more

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - September 2016

by Burr & Forman on

In an article published in the September / October issue of Commercial Real Estate Investment Magazine, Drew Demers provides guidance on how commercial loans and bank-owned real estate sales have changed due to growth in...more

Collateral 101: Perfecting Security Interests in Common and Uncommon Collateral

by Murtha Cullina on

As most people (at least in the banking world) know, a security interest is the granting of an interest in property to secure obligations, usually loan debt. If the borrower defaults under its obligations, the bank can...more

Court Upholds Prison for Flea Market Owner for Counterfeiting by Tenants

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

As trademark and copyright counterfeiting and piracy has grown, courts have become more willing to grant meaningful relief to rights owners and to penalize counterfeiters and those who facilitate their illicit activities. ...more

News from AGG's Retail Industry Team

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

To sophisticated landlords and property managers, co-tenancy provisions contained in commercial leases are routine and (relatively) unexciting. Unfortunately—and perhaps as a result—such clauses are often overlooked. ...more

Landlords Beware

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Courts from California to New York have long held landlords accountable for contributory trademark infringement in knowingly leasing real property for unlawful trades, manufacture or business, when those landlords rent space...more

The Bryant Park Hotel Denied Preliminary Injunction in Trademark Dispute

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

The Bryant Park Hotel has been using its registered trademarks, including the well-known mark THE BRYANT PARK HOTEL, in connection with hotel, restaurant, and bar services since 2001, but U.S. District Judge Rakoff found that...more

Starting a Craft Brewery in North Carolina - Steps to Take Before You Sell a Single Bottle of Beer

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Before your finely-crafted product can ever be someone’s quiet reward after a long day or before your craft brew can ever take home a Great American Beer Festival® gold medal, you must take certain steps to ensure your...more

Sports Law Update -- Spring 2012

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

In This Issue: - Several pro teams are eyeing possible stadium replacements or renovations this year, including the St. Louis Rams and the Minnesota Vikings. What are some of the major stadium negotiation issues, either...more

Louis Vuitton Achieves Genuine Victory Over Flea Market's Phony Sales

Luxury brand titan Louis Vuitton recently achieved a significant victory over counterfeiting of its designer products. In an action brought in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Louis Vuitton sued the...more

Two Significant Cases Impacting the Oil and Gas Industry in Pennsylvania

by Reed Smith on

In Pennsylvania, Reed Smith won two recent appellate court decisions for the oil and gas industry. In Katzin v. Central Appalachia Petroleum, LLC, No. 135 M.D.A. 2011, 2012 PA Super. 10 (Pa. Super. Ct. Jan. 19, 2012), the...more

Are You Buying a New York or New Jersey Business? Don’t Overlook Valuable Intellectual Property

by Daniel Brecher on

When purchasing an existing New York or New Jersey business, it is essential to fully understand what assets and liabilities you will be inheriting. While tangible assets like equipment, inventory, and buildings are important...more

Turbervilles Business Newsletter - Summer 2011

by Turbervilles on

Welcome to our Summer Newsletter. In this edition, we see why a landlord had to pay £270,000 after failing to consult with tenants. We look at the importance of credit control as businesses increasingly fear the...more

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

by Baker Donelson on

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

Current Legal Issues in Hotel Management Agreements in Russia

by Derek Bloom on

Current Legal Issues in Hotel Management Agreements in Russia January 2011 This article summarizes the principal legal issues in hotel management in Russia that hotel developers and operators are following in Russia...more

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

by Miller Starr Regalia on

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

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