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Protecting Against Trademark Infringement in China. The Basics For Fashion Apparel.

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

A few weeks ago, one of the lawyers in my office, emailed me an article co-written by a law school friend of hers.  The article was on trademark infringement in the clothing industry and on what clothing companies/fashion companies should do to protect their China trademarks, written by Yujing Shu and Hai-Ching Yang of KLGates.  The note with the… Continue Reading

Is China Really Innovating? The China Licensing Numbers Say No.

Posted in China Business

Those who say China is innovating often cite to the massive numbers of IP filings being made by Chinese companies in China.  I use those numbers to counter those who allege that filing trademarks, copyrights and patents in China is a waste of time, but I do not think they show much regarding innovation. The… Continue Reading

China Joint Ventures Are Back And Contracts Are The New In Thing. The New Reality Of China Foreign Investment.

Posted in China Business, Legal News

During the first 25 years of China’s opening up process, joint ventures were the favored vehicle for FDI in China. In 2005, the favored form of investment shifted away from JVs to direct investment through WOFEs (Wholly Foreign Owned Entities). During the last year, however, foreign SMEs have been shifting away from WFOEs and back… Continue Reading

Selling In And Into China. Four Good Tips And Mine.

Posted in China Business

The New York Times has an excellent article on doing business in China. The article is entitled, “New Path for Trade: Selling in China,” and it is replete with good advice.  Except mine. Let me explain. The article is on selling goods in or into China and it talks of the great opportunities there and… Continue Reading

Are You China Ready?

Posted in China Business

I spent all day yesterday co-chairing a Doing Business in China Seminar and I suspect that I will be doing a number of posts on that over the next week or so. I’m starting at the start though, with who should be going into China and why.  Ben Shobert of Rubicon Strategy Group gave a… Continue Reading

How To Handle Chinese Negotiating Tactics

Posted in Legal News

We have been drafting an increasing number of contracts for foreign companies licensing their concept or technology for use in China. In the old days, this type of licensing was primarily in the industrial sector. These days, most of our work has been on licensing agreements in the services sector in China. Much of this… Continue Reading

Danone v. Wahaha — Which Of Us Is The Most China Rookie?

Posted in Legal News

‘You sit by yourself grasshopper. What do you think of?’ -Master Po ‘My mother, my father. Both gone. I am alone.’ ‘You hear the flock of birds flying overhead? You hear the fish? The beetle?’ To all of this the young Caine nods. ‘In this crowded place you feel alone. Which of us is the… Continue Reading

Diddy Does Not Know Diddly About China Business

Posted in Legal News

I spent much of last weekend on an airplane going through stacks of documents I had been meaning to read for month. While doing so, I came across a big US government Commercial Services print-out I had picked up at a doing business in China seminar many moons ago. Darned but there was some good… Continue Reading