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Category: NYC Law

Trending Phrase Granted Trademark

Surprisingly the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Seattle Seahawk’s Marshawn Lynch’s trademark for the phrase “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.” The athlete used that expression repeatedly during last year’s Super Bowl XLIX media day. Lynch now sells T-shirts with the saying. The approval of this trademark is somewhat surprising given that the United […]

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New Recreational Marijuana Use Law

Last year, New York became the 23rd state in the country to legalize medical marijuana. New York State has decriminalized the possession of up to 25 grams of marijuana since 1977. However, many arrests are made every year for public use of marijuana in New York City. The Marijuana Regulations and Taxation Act was introduced […]

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Rise in New York Retail Sales for Condos

Property prices are once again on the rise, and in New York, the hottest commodity lately are retail condominiums. As Wall Street Journal reports, New York City has seen a rise in New York retail sales for condos , driving up sale prices in tourist districts, as well as in nearby areas where residential development is […]

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New York Liquor Warehousing Law Opposed by Liquor Merchants, Wineries

New York liquor merchants and winery owners are voicing opposition to the proposed New Liquor Warehousing Law, which they say would have a sobering impact on small and mid-sized companies.  Some say the effect would be so bad, they may be driven out of business. The bill, proposed by state Senate co-leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx), […]

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In Unusual Move, State Revokes Winery’s Liquor License

The State Liquor Authority revoked the liquor license of Cutchogue winery, Vineyard 48, last week based on findings that it had hosted numerous raucous parties on weekends.  Neighbors in the Town of Southold complained of loudspeakers blasting dance music and a DJ making obscenity-laden commands to get up and dance. Allegedly all this could be heard up […]

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E-Cigarettes Banned in Restaurants and Bars by New York City Council

It’s been a decade since New York City banned smoking in restaurants, bars and other venues.  But recently you could walk into any dining establishment, and you’ll inevitably note at least one or two diners blowing smoke clouds into the air. Technically, neither the patrons nor the restaurants were violating the city’s 2002 Smoke-Free Air Act. That’s […]

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New York City Rezoning Plan Backed by Mayor, Considered by Council

It’s been roughly two decades since any real construction has taken place in a 73-block stretch in Midtown East, despite the fact that it’s considered one of the region’s prime office districts. That may soon change, amid a controversial plan set forth by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, which would result in rezoning the area, making it […]

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New York Wine Trail, Roadside Sales Approved By Governor

Sales of wine in Northern New York are expected to get a jolt, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law that green-lighted the purchase of wines along wine trails and roadside farmer’s markets. Our New York liquor license attorneys know that the bill was part of a larger package of legislation that also includes the […]

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Liquor License New Year’s Eve Permit Applications Deadline

The Liquor License New Year’s Eve Permit Applications  deadline is fast approaching for New York Liquor Licensees who want to serve until 8:00 a.m. this New Years Eve. Restaurants, Bars and Hotels planning all-night bashes must ensure that their special event permit applications are received by the State Liquor Authority no later than November 16th, […]

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New York Pop-Up Restaurants — Consult Commercial Lease Attorney

You might be able to order a dozen delicious cupcakes online. Still, there is nothing quite like walking into a bakery, smelling the sweet freshness, and savoring a delectable treat with a friend. But what if you’re a cupcake-maker who can’t foot the high rent in Manhattan? Thousands of New York entrepreneurs in a similar […]

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