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China Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA). Done ALL The Time.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, Legal News

Just responded to an email from a client that went something like this: A couple of the potential manufacturers to whom we are showing the NDA you did for us are saying that “we don’t respect” them and that these sorts of agreements are “not done in China” in the _____ industry.  Is this true?… Continue Reading

China NNN Agreements. Watching The Sausage Get Made.

Posted in Legal News

Probably more than any other agreement, there is a conception out there that it is just fine to use an off the shelf NDA Agreement when dealing with China. Wrong…. At least as much as with any other sort of agreement, it is critical to tailor your NNN Agreement (we call our NDA Agreements NNN… 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

On Buying Product From China. A Run-Through On The Legal Basics.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law

Just received a very typical email from someone looking to manufacture product in China: A bit of background on our company; we are a supplier and installer of _______ and following months of design and development have finally completed a prototype model of ___________ which we now want to manufacture in China. Following two months… Continue Reading

The Basics On China Pharma, Part 2: Getting Into China The Slow Hard Way.

Posted in China Business, Internet

This post is part 2 of a three part series by Robert Walsh, the founder of Samsara Biopharma Consulting, and his colleagues, Jennie Shi, Wendy Zheng, and Zhou Tong.  Part 1, “The Basics on China Pharma,” can be found here. This post is aimed at small-to-medium sized foreign pharma companies that want to enter the… Continue Reading

Chinese IP Protection: If You Don’t Like It, Enjoin It

Posted in Legal News

The other day, I and another China lawyer from my law firm were talking with a very sophisticated client about protecting his company’s intellectual property in China. We went through the usual litany of options, starting with trademarks, copyrights, and patents, and then we started discussing the importance of not neglecting “less sexy” protections, such… Continue Reading

Negotiating In China: Trust Is One Thing

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Excellent post on negotiating in China at the new China business Blog, Chinese Negotiation/Negotiating in China [link no longer exists]. The is entitled, “Negotiating in China — Trust is just the beginning [link no longer exists] and it is geared to the foreign company  doing its first deal in China. The post rightly posits that… Continue Reading