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When an employee leaves and sets up a competing business, may he or she claim experience for work done by the former employer? The Seventh Circuit recently considered whether an architect – a former employee of a firm – is...more
Zalewski v. Cicero Builder Dev., Inc. -
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in addressing the extent to which architectural works are protectable copyright material and the proper framework for assessing...more
Businesses submitting bids, responses to requests for qualifications, and proposals to state and local agencies must remember that generally their submissions are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act (PRA). The...more
When an eminent jurist asks, “What does a copyright of an architectural work truly protect?” you may be certain the question is not rhetorical. The U.S. Copyright Act does provide protection from infringement for...more
On Friday, November 8, 2013, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which comprises Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, affirmed a $3.2 million damages award for copyright infringement in favor of...more
This summer, Pacific Standard Time’s world-class exhibits highlight the architecture that gives Southern California its unique reputation for modern but relaxed style. This series of exhibits, a Getty initiative, titled...more
Adam Young worked for an architecture firm, Nortex Foundation Designs Inc. in Fort Worth Texas as a drafter. He was hired in 2001 and designed foundation plans based on copyrighted architectural designs that Nortex provided...more
I recently heard that Dubai has planned to build a replica of the Taj Mahal, which will be four times the size of the original and is expected to be completed in two years. The Taj Arabia complex featuring the replica of the...more
Some people say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. However, under architectural copyright law, imitation could be a very costly endeavor. Here are ten tips to help contractors, owners and architects protect...more
There were no significant decisions of the Supreme Court related to coverage this past quarter. The Courts of Appeal have provided us with several more decisions on contribution and subrogation. The following are brief...more
Ochre designed the iconic and much-sought-after "Arctic Pear" line of lighting fixtures. Its lawsuit seeks relief from companies involved in the design and construction of a hotel in Las Vegas that made slavish copies of the...more
The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in Scholz Design Inc. v. Sard Custom Homes LLC, recently affirmed that architectural drawings are protectable by copyrights.
Prior to 1990, under the Copyright Act,...more
Ochre designed the iconic and much-sought-after "Arctic Pear" line of lighting fixtures. This lawsuit seeks relief from companies involved in the design and construction of a hotel in Las Vegas that made slavish copies of the...more
Until 1990, federal law extended copyright protection to original architectural drawings, but generally did not extend such protection to actual buildings, even buildings constructed from protected drawings. The drawings...more
Little did I know when I was writing What’s in an Orange-Colored Home Improvement Business Name? — that two days later, orange-color marks would be asserted in a trademark infringement lawsuit filed in Minnesota federal...more
Here’s a recent case we thought our readers would be interested in that was posted in our May 2012 Media Law Bulletin. When Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Inc. (Looney) created an architectural design known as the Island...more
When Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Inc. (Looney) created an architectural design known as the Island Park Apartments in 1996, it probably wasn't thinking of insurance coverage law. But, it appears likely that Looney's...more
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•Golan v. Holder
U.S. Supreme Court affirms decision of Tenth Circuit holding that federal law restoring copyright protection to foreign works previously in the public domain does not violate...more
Last week I discussed copyright issues under ConsensusDOCS and AIA form contracts. This week, we’re taking a look at how to protect copyright in your design documents when you are not using a standard form contract.
Which standard form contract provides “better” protection for copyright issues - ConsensusDOCS or AIA? The ever-so-helpful ”it depends” is, as usual, the answer.
Are you the owner looking to use the plans you paid for...more
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
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
Current Legal Issues in Hotel Management Agreements in Russia
This article summarizes the principal legal issues in hotel management in Russia that hotel developers and operators are following in Russia...more
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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
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