Construction Law

Construction and Copyright, Part 2: Practical Considerations

Construction attorneys need to be familiar with intellectual property principles and copyright matters associated with their client's businesses. In part 2 of this two-part series, Bryan Kroes discusses additional practical copyright considerations, including trademarks and patents. In Part 1 , we discussed copyright basics and architectural plans as one asset...

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Construction & Copyright, Part 1: Don’t Forget About Intellectual Property

Construction attorneys should be familiar with intellectual property principles and copyright matters associated with their clients’ businesses. In part 1 of this two-part series, Bryan Kroes provides an introduction to copyright and how it intersects with construction projects. Construction projects, by their very nature, operate in the world of tangible...

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3D Printing in Construction: The Intersection Between Law and Innovation

With the recent move of 3D construction printing out of the research labs and onto construction jobsites, there is a disconnect between the available technology and construction law. Bryan Kroes discusses the future of 3D printing and construction law. Bryan T. Kroes, Hurtado Zimmerman SC – Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 3D printing...

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Waiving lien rights without waiving your legal rights

In Wisconsin, construction liens are one of the most powerful means that general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers have of securing payment for work on construction projects. Often, a payment is exchanged at the same time that a contractor or supplier waives their rights to a lien against a project...

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