Monthly Archives: December 2012

Caterers Beware: Advertising restrictions for special events

The holiday season is filled with special events – corporate parties, private celebrations, and the like. There are also a handful of public, reservation-required holiday parties, where a caterer is hired to provide the venue and the supply of food … Continue reading

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A Temporary Beer & Wine Permit for single events or fundraisers

Don’t have a liquor license but looking to hold an occasional event serving wine and beer? You can obtain a temporary permit rather than a full license for this purpose. This is typically used for fundraising events held by an … Continue reading

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SLA Full Board Meetings

The Full Board of the New York State Liquor Authority generally holds two public meetings a month to render decisions on licensing and disciplinary matters. The meetings are held at Harlem Center Tower Office Building at 317 Lenox Ave, New … Continue reading

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Citizenship Requirements for SLA Annual Permits

New York Alcohol and Beverage Control law prohibits the traffic in alcoholic beverages to all except citizens of the United States or a reciprocal treaty country. This restriction applies only to those annual permits which authorize traffic in alcoholic beverages. … Continue reading

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Citizenship Requirements for NYS Alcohol License Applicants

Often the ownership of stock of the corporation by non-citizens is a bar to approval of an application for a liquor license. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Law provides that a corporation may be licensed to sell alcohol if each of … Continue reading

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Entrances to Package (Liquor) Stores

You want to lease a commercial space to use for a liquor store or wine store (also called a package store), but it has double doors. This may prohibit the premises from being issued a retail license to sell alcohol … Continue reading

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Catering Establishment License

Can an applicant with a fully equipped kitchen use outside professional food caterers to prepare and deliver the food ready to serve at catered functions on its premises? Yes; it is not necessary that the food served at any function, … Continue reading

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Trade Dress Series, Part 5: Trade dress infringement

Part 1 of this series introduced trade dress in restaurants and Part 2 took a closer look at restaurant décor as trade dress. Part 3 explored how courts across the country apply different tests when evaluating whether there has been … Continue reading

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Restaurant Trade Dress Series, Part 4: How courts do NOT protect functional features

Part 1 of this series introduced trade dress in restaurants and Part 2 took a closer look at restaurant décor as trade dress. Part 3 explored how courts across the country apply different tests when evaluating whether there has been … Continue reading

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Required documents for all manufacturer licenses The SLA requires the submission of certain information and documents as part of an application for any license or permit. As of November 2012, the SLA will no longer require applicants for manufacturing licenses … Continue reading

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