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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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Liquor Stores Can Hold Own Wine & Liquor Tastings

The new bill (S.5333-A / A.8043) signed by Governor Cuomo states that Liquor Stores can hold own wine & liquor tastings without the manufacturer or wholesaler being present on-site.  Before this law was passed, sales reps from the distillery, brewery or cidery or the product’s wholesaler of the product had to set up a table at the liquor store, […]

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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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Bullets & Booze: Gun Range Gets Liquor License

Shoot first. Do shots later. That’s what’s being advertised at an Oklahoma City gun range that has secured a liquor license – the first to do so in the state of Oklahoma. Our New York liquor license attorneys understand the 40,000-square-foot facility boasts 24 firearm lanes, 10 archery lanes – and a full bar. But […]

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NY To Spend $6M to Promote Beverage Industry

At the recent New York State Wine, Beer, Spirits and Cider Summit, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the state will pour $6 million into a promotional effort with the intention of raising the profile of the state’s beverage producers. Glasses were clinked to that – and the fact that the governor underscored his commitment to […]

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New York Restaurant Grading Changes Proposed

For the last four years, restaurants have been beholden to the Bloomberg-era restaurant grading system that purported to clearly display for customers the level of sanitary conditions within. Our New York restaurant lawyers know, however, that the blue “A,” green “B” and orange “C” grades were not truly reflective of reality. Inspectors have gained a […]

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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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Manhattan Liquor License Crackdown on Sidewalk Cafes

In an effort to curb the reportedly raucous, boozing crowd, Manhattan, Community Board 6 is instituting a liquor license crackdown by requesting restaurants forbid customers from drinking alcohol outdoors unless they also order food. The sidewalk cafe portion of these restaurants already must abide by special rules. This measure would impose even stricter standards for […]

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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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