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Hiring A China Employee Through A Dispatch Company. Don’t Forget About Your IP.

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Despite the increasing restrictions on using employee dispatch companies for hiring of “your” China employees, our China lawyers have seen very little by way of a slowdown in smaller companies choosing to go that route, especially if doing so will allow them to delay having to form a China WFOE that much longer. The legal… Continue Reading

China Contracts. Arbitration Versus Litigation. It’s Complicated.

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A few months ago, co-blogger Steve Dickinson, Greg Buhyoff (our lead Vietnam lawyer), and I went on an extended  legal/business trip to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, during which we met with around a dozen Vietnamese lawyers. One of the questions we asked nearly all of these lawyers (mostly because we kept getting different answers) was… Continue Reading

Doing Business With China. The Ten Keys.

Posted in China Business

A friend emailed me a post the other day and asked me if I agreed with him that it was the “most helpful post your blog has done for helping foreign companies doing business with China.” My response was that I wasn’t sure, but that it certainly ranked up there and that it had been… Continue Reading

Protecting Your IP From China. The Value And The Peril Of Trade Fairs.

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Spoke the other day with a consumer goods client who goes to a couple of trade fairs every year in the PRC.  He told me of some funny (and not so funny) trade fair stories, some of which revolved around intellectual property, intellectual property protection, and intellectual property theft. Well it all got me to… Continue Reading

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About China Law. The Bibliography.

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

I am going to be speaking at USC this weekend and in poring over old PowerPoints (to create a new PowerPoint for my talk), I came across one with a fairly extensive China law bibliography of some of our most helpful posts.  This bibliography is definitely slanted towards the legal issues that confront foreign companies… Continue Reading

Doing Business In China. Not That Bad.

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Back in April last year, I spoke at an Economist Magazine Business Without Borders event on China.  I mostly spoke about intellectual property protections in China, but my introduction dealt with China’s legal system as a whole.  Video of my introduction (but not the whole talk, near as I can tell) is online and was… Continue Reading

China IP Rights. The Lackey View.

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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

Now That You Have Your China Trademark, What Next?

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, Legal News

We here at China Law Blog constantly emphasize the need to secure trademark registrations in China, as evidenced by the China trademark posts below: China: Do Just One Thing. Trademarks. WHEN To Register Your China Trademark. China Trademarks — Do You Feel Lucky? Do You? Register Your China Trademark Or Go Home Register Your China… Continue Reading

Teaching About China Business. Feedback Wanted.

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This is a guest post by Jonathan Poston. Jonathan is currently a business professor at Warren Wilson College, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Drymos Group LLC and an adjunct professor at Galen University in Belize. Before China became the world’s second largest economy (as it is today), or even the third, fourth or fifth, US high schools and colleges… Continue Reading

Media Piracy And The End of Chinese Cultural Exceptionalism? Part 2 of 3: What Everyone Wants

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This is part two of a three part series on media piracy in China by Joe Karaganis, arising out of a report on Media Piracy in Emerging Economies.  Part I is here. Although we initially approached piracy an intellectual property issue, we ended up spending a lot of time on the determinants of price and availability… 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

The Reverse China Scam. Coming Soon To Your Hometown.

Posted in China Business

I am constantly giving speeches on protecting intellectual property from China.  I used to start that talk with something like the following: If you are doing business with or in China, you have to plan on someone in China making a play for your Intellectual Property.  It’s not a matter of if, but when. It… Continue Reading

Register Your China Trademark Or Go Home, Part II.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, Legal News

Late last week, we did a post, Register Your China Trademark Or Go Home, screaming about the importance of foreign companies that do business in or with China (including those foreign companies that do nothing more than have their products made in China) registering their trademarks in China.  That post was in response to “East Asia Company”… 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

Innovation In China. They Still Need Us And It Might All Just Work Out Fine.

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By:  Steve Dickinson One of China’s primary challenges is fostering technology innovation. The Chinese authorities want China to transform its industrial model from a low value added/low level technology model to the opposite. To combat stagnating economic growth and the threat of energy and resource restraints, government policy is to try to effect this change… Continue Reading

Protecting Your IP In China With An Injunction. Yeah, That’s The Ticket.

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I am always getting emails from people seeking free advice on what jurisdiction/law they should put in their China contract.  My answer is always the same: I have no idea.  The reason I never have any idea of what to put in someone else’s contract is because the answer always varies based on multiple facts…. 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

China Joint Ventures. Are You On The Same Page?

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When it comes to forming China joint ventures, the biggest issue is obviously whether or not it makes sense to form one. The most important question relating to whether it makes sense to form a China joint venture is usually whether you will be able to work well with your putative Chinese joint venture partner. … Continue Reading

Using Customs To Protect Your Brand From China Counterfeits

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One of our lawyers just returned from the INTA conference in Washington DC, a gathering of nearly 10,000 intellectual property professionals from around the world. A number of speakers at the conference emphasized how using customs to seize counterfeit goods can be a very powerful tool for protecting brand-owners from counterfeit goods. The European Court… Continue Reading