BREAKING GROUND

Trends In New York Construction Law

07
SEP
2018

Watch out what you advertise on your building…it could cost you

Lawyer’s companies found to have engaged in unauthorized outdoor advertising by placing signs advertising his law practice on buildings he owns through corporations. The First Department recently upheld the determinations of the New York City Environmental Control Board (“ECB”)...
23
NOV
2016

Graffiti Artists Sue Major U.S. Companies for Copyright Infringement and Violations of the Lanham Act

Companies, including developers, contractors and construction companies, must be mindful of the fact that graffiti is no longer simply a nuisance, but big business. The works of famous graffiti artists are now registered with the U.S. Copyright Office, and subject to copyright...
15
OCT
2015

Watch Out For That Graffiti! It May Not Be Free

Graffiti may be one of the fastest expanding forms of artistic expression of the last three decades.  From humble beginnings in the 70’s in the streets of New York, it is now viewed as big business throughout the world.  The original works of graffiti artists, like Keith Haring...