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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

China NNN Agreements. Watching The Sausage Get Made

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It is not uncommon for one of our China lawyers to receive an email along the following lines: I am leaving for China tomorrow to meet with potential Chinese manufacturers and I just learned that a US-style NDA is of little to no value in protecting my trade secrets from Chinese companies.  Can you get… Continue Reading

China Business Contracts: Getting Them Signed.

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We recently did a set of tooling agreements for a client doing business in China and as a part of that, one of our China lawyers sent the client the following instructions on making sure those agreements were properly signed: As noted above, you must ensure that the tooling agreements are properly executed by the… Continue Reading

China Manufacturing Agreements

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It’s the weekend, which means that I watch the Seattle Seahawks annihilate an opponent (the Tennessee Titans are this week’s victim) while cleaning up my inbox. In my inbox was an email from one of our China attorneys to a client for whom we are working on an NNN Agreement, but who will likely eventually… Continue Reading

China Contracts Because China Law Does Matter

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Fascinating and important post over at the Chinese Law Prof blog today, entitled, “When does law matter in China?”  The post and my own experiences lead me to answer by saying “all the time.”  But remember mattering is not the same thing as being determinative. Professor Clarke starts his blog post by noting how he… Continue Reading

The China NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement). Shut The Barn Door BEFORE The Horse Bolts.

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Just received the following comment to our post, How To Find And Deal With Chinese Manufacturers: I have a question, I sent a picture of a unique [product] and they sent back an email saying that they would like to manufacture it and when I said mine they corrected me by stateing ours. is this normal?… Continue Reading

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

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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.

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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

Why Non Disclosures (NDAs) Alone Are Not Enough For China, Part II. At Least Make It Enforceable.

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This is part II of our series on what are commonly referred to as non disclosure agreements or NDAs. In Part I, “Why Non Disclosures (NDAs) Alone Are Not Enough For China,” we talked about how many companies are using inadequate, off the shelf American NDAs in China. Those agreements are inadequate for three primary… Continue Reading

Why Non Disclosures (NDAs) Alone Are Not Enough For China.

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The other day, I did a post on why Non-Disclosure Agreements are so often critical for those doing business with China. Within a few hours of that post, entitled, “China Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA). A Really Good Thing,” my co-blogger, Steve Dickinson, was pointing out how if we were going to talk about non disclosure… Continue Reading

China Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA)– Don’t Leave Home Without One (Or Many)

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Years ago, our Chinese lawyers used to get a fairly steady stream of panicked American callers who would call us a month or so after returning from China where they had showed their product, prototype or product drawings to Chinese OEM companies.These Americans were calling us in a panic because they had shown their product, prototype,… Continue Reading

China Consultant, Protect Thyself

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China’s recently stepped up effort to root out foreign businesses doing business in China without being registered to do so has caused a rash of China consultants to retain the China lawyers in my firm. From our work in forming China WFOEs (wholly foreign owned entities) for these consultants, we have learned that China consultants… Continue Reading