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China’s Copyright Laws. A Very Useful Primer, With A Music Twist.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, Legal News

The China Music Business Blog (who knew?) just did a post by University of Oregon Law School Professor Eric Priest. Priest’s bio notes that he previously “worked in the Chinese music industry as a consultant, entrepreneur, and producer.” Priest’s post (paper) is entitled, Making Amends: China Music Copyright Law Primer, and it is broken out into… Continue Reading

China IP Litigation Exploding And What That Means For Those Doing Business In China

Posted in Legal News

Just came across an interesting post with a not so interesting title on the China IPR Blog: IP Developments in Beijing.  The post starts out discussing how “due to the rapid increase in IP cases in the Beijing Number 1 Intermediate Court, particularly IP cases involving patent and trademark validity, the Beijing Intermediate Court will split its… Continue Reading

China’s Internet And Protecting Your China IP

Posted in Legal News

A few months ago, a couple of our China lawyers did a project for a company looking for various ways to bring its internet game to China.  Now that the project is over, I cleaned up my files and came across an initial email interaction between the client and me, that went something like the… Continue Reading

Can China Innovate? Is Failure An Option?

Posted in China Business, Events

BBC did an hour-long show today with Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the groundbreaking book, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable.   Taleb’s thesis is that we humans tend to be “blind” to major (a/k/a black swan) events. During the show, an audience member who announced that he was from Vietnam, asked… Continue Reading

Having China IP Problems? Whose Fault Is That?

Posted in China Business, Legal News

Very interesting discussion recently took place on our China Law Blog Linkedin Group.  The discussion was started by a businessperson wanting to know whether “‘—the concept of prior art’ in patent and trademark application really exists in China?” I am rehashing the discussion below for three reasons.  First, because I think it nicely highlights the… Continue Reading

China IP Rights. The Lackey View.

Posted in Legal News

Last year, while back at my law school on a speaking engagement, a Chinese law student made the comment that I am always negative on China.  I felt really bad about that and insisted that I am neutral and just calls ‘em as I see ‘em.  Since then, however, whenever I am quoted defending China’s… Continue Reading

China Intellectual Property Law. A Radio Interview For World Intellectual Property Rights Day

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I have to admit that one of the things I love about both China and Russia is that they take various international days seriously, that nobody even knows about in the United States.  I suspect that is due to communism and/or its remnants.  Anyway, as part of today’s World Intellectual Property Rights Day (how many… Continue Reading

China IP. The Blog.

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Time that I mention a really good and high-level blog that focuses on China IP.  The blog is called China IPR and it is headed up by Mark Cohen, a law professor at Fordham Law School.  It completely accurately describes itself as follows: ChinaIPR.com is published by Mark Allen Cohen, a Visiting Professor of Law at Fordham… Continue Reading

China Trademarks. Doing Them With Class.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, Legal News

As we have written many times over the years, if you are selling goods into China, sourcing goods from China, or even just doing business in China or with China, you probably should be registering a trademark in China for your logos and brand names. China is a first-to-file country and it requires no evidence… Continue Reading

China Conferences In November And December

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What with we lawyers needing to complete our Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits before the end of the year, my November and December are jam-packed with speaking engagements.  In the hope that some of our readers will be able to attend one or more of these events, I will briefly set them out here now… Continue Reading

How To Protect Your IP From China. Part 5.

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This is the final part of a series arising from a speech I gave last month at a biotechnology conference in Washington DC. In How To Protect Your IP From China. Part 1, I mostly looked at the risks China poses to intellectual property and very generally on how companies can determine how those risks should… Continue Reading

How To Protect Your IP From China. Part 4.

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This is part four of a series arising from a speech I gave last month at a biotechnology conference in Washington DC. In How To Protect Your IP From China. Part 1, I mostly looked at the risks China poses to intellectual property and very generally on how companies can determine how those risks should influence… Continue Reading

How To Protect Your IP From China. Part 3.

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This is part three of a series arising from a speech I gave last month at a biotechnology conference in Washington DC. In How To Protect Your IP From China. Part 1, I mostly looked at the risks China poses to intellectual property and very generally on how companies can determine how those risks should influence… Continue Reading

How To Protect Your IP From China. Part 2.

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Last month I gave a speech at a leading biotechnology conference in Washington DC on how to protect your IP from China.  Over the next few days, I am going to re-print that speech (in parts) here on this blog.  This is part 2 of that series.  Part 1 can be found here.  Please recognize… Continue Reading

How To Protect Your IP From China. Part 1.

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Last month I gave a speech at a leading biotechnology conference in Washington DC on how to protect your IP from China.  Over the next few days, I am going to re-print that speech (in parts) here on this blog.  As you have probably already guessed, this is part 1.  Please recognize that this is… Continue Reading

How To Protect Your China IP. Don’t Hire Anyone….

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Your enemy won’t do you no harm Cause you’ll know where he’s coming from Don’t let the handshake and the smile fool ya Take my advice I’m only try’ to school ya From the song, “Smiling Faces,” by the Temptations You know how when you buy a new car, you immediately start seeing your same… Continue Reading

IMAX/DMAX As Textbook Example Of What Happens To Foreign Technology In China

Posted in China Film Industry, Legal News

Stan Abrams has a thought pondering post up on his China Hearsay blog, entitled, “DMAX: This is What Happens to Foreign Technology Companies in China.” The post is on a Chinese rival to IMAX, called DMAX and Stan concludes his post by saying he expects “to see this written up as a case study for… Continue Reading

Who Should Own Your China IP? Maybe Not You.

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We have been handling way more than the usual number of disputes between our clients and Chinese companies. In a number of these cases, our clients paid money to Chinese factories with whom they had been doing business for years and the Chinese factories simply refused to send over any product. These Chinese companies claimed… Continue Reading

China Outsourcing. The Basics. But Don’t Just Trust Me….

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, China Business, Legal News

One of the things that drives me nuts is how some businesspeople act as though the laws in China are so unclear that either nobody knows how to do things right or that there is no point in even trying. But in so many areas of China business, there is a real uniformity of views among… Continue Reading

China As Intellectual Property Powerhouse? Someday. Maybe.

Posted in Legal News, Recommended Reading

CNN China correspondent Lara Farrar, just wrote an excellent story on China’s efforts to boost its intellectual property protection so as to better enable it to become an innovation-based economy. The article is entitled, “Keeping things safe: China aims to boost its intellectual property rights,” and it nicely highlights Beijing’s increasing emphasis on IP and… Continue Reading

Doing Business In Or With China. Ask Yourself These Questions.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, Legal News

A consultant friend of mine is leading a very large group of American businesses to China for a big exhibition. He is putting together a short manual for these businesses and he asked me to help put the bug into the ear of these businesses that they should not be ignoring China legal issues.  … Continue Reading

What About Chinese Companies Taking Your IP?

Posted in China Business, Legal News

Last week, co-blogger Steve Dickinson and I spoke at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Beijing. From our perspective, the best part of our talk were the excellent questions posed to us by the reporters in attendance.  There was one question I pretty much punted on and though I have thought much about it since, I… Continue Reading

The Seven Things To Do When Your China IP Has Been Compromised.

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Stan Abrams over at China Hearsay just did an excellent how-to post entitled, “Pirates Beware! Gearing Up for the China IP Enforcement Lecture.” The post does a great job explaining how to handle a China IP problem, though the steps it sets out would pretty much work fine for just about any legal issue needing… Continue Reading