RPAPL 881

New York City RPAPL 881 Petitions: The 101

As every New York City real estate developer knows, obtaining RPAPL 881 access to neighboring properties to install construction safety protections required by the New York City Department of Buildings (the “DOB“) can be a convulated and expensive process. Though this may seem like a minor issue in the context of a real estate development

Mexico Trademarks

Mexico Trademarks: What You Need to Know

Globalization has taught businesspeople many things, including the importance of protecting their intellectual property in the markets in which they operate (or are planning to operate). For brand owners, intellectual property of course includes trademarks, and over the past few decades many companies have learned to their dismay that their trademarks have been registered in

Foreign Companies Doing Business in the United-States

Doing Business in the United States: State Laws Matter

Foreign companies doing business in the United States need to realize that state laws can matter every bit as much as U.S. federal laws. Many foreign companies know the U.S. is complex, but many do not know the extreme differences among U.S. states. The United States has been mired in a partisan struggle for several

China Cybersecurity Law Webinar

China Cybersecurity Law Webinar: The Video Replay

For anyone who was not able to join our China Cybersecurity Law webinar last week, we’ve got you covered! Below, please find the full webinar for your viewing pleasure. The report mentioned during the webinar can be found HERE.

Biden Inauguration Means Predictability for U.S. bound Investors

Biden Inauguration Means Predictability for U.S. Bound Investors

The inauguration of President Joe Biden will undoubtedly mark the start of a new era in foreign direct investment in the United States and a return to predictability for US bound investors. The U.S. has for a long time been the world’s largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI), but the unpredictable legislative and regulatory

What IP Rights Are Present in NFTs

What IP Rights are Present in NFTs?

Harris Bricken attorneys Jonathan Bench and Fred Rocafort sat down again to discuss Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) and the legal issues common to their creation and transfer. Check out the last conversations HERE and HERE. A transcription of this talk can be found below. NFTs inherently contain some copyright rights in digital information, but they do not automatically confer

Internet Dangers to Your Business

Across practices, we are seeing the internet turn into an enemy for businesses dealing with federal law enforcement. Companies of all stripes need to be aware of the dangers of the Internet, and in particular what is being said about them online. 07If your products are subject to federal government scrutiny, you should be aware

Free CLE Event on Dual Citizenship

This coming St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), I will be a panelist on a Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) event on dual citizenship, together with Dr. Dana Raigrodski and David Freeburg. The event is free and approved for CLE credit in Washington State. Click HERE to register. The event’s scheduling is no coincidence. Ireland provides

China and Web3

Looking to Score: Web3 and Soccer

In a sign of Web3’s mainstreamization, companies in the space are sponsoring soccer teams. For readers not familiar with the topic, soccer sponsorships are a really big deal. Spain’s Real Madrid gets €70 million a year from Emirates to display the airline’s name on their shirts. The Dubai-based airline, by the way, sponsors three other