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

Posted in China Business

A couple of weeks back, we did a post entitled, Protecting Your IP From China. The Value And The Peril Of Trade Fairs.  In that post, we talked about the benefits of securing a Non Disclosure (NDA) or an NNN (Non Disclosure, Non Compete, Non Circumvent) Agreement from potential Chinese manufacturers, before revealing your trade secrets… Continue Reading

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

Posted in Legal News

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 Factual Content (Documentary TV And Movies).

Posted in China Film Industry, Events

With so much foreign attention focused on the possibilities for drama in China it is easy at times to overlook the nation’s thirst for foreign-produced or foreign-formatted factual content. The recent announcement of BBC Worldwide’s deal with CCTV is a timely reminder that factual content can succeed in an environment where reality and elimination formats are… Continue Reading

Ten Must-Dos For Successful China Product Manufacturing

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, Legal News

A reader directed me to an excellent article in Material Handling & Logistics Magazine, setting out the basics for succeeding at outsourcing product manufacturing to China.  The article is by Michael Zakkour of Technomic and it is called The Ten Rules for Contract Manufacturing in China. The article starts out by noting that “there are three… 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

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 NDAs/NNN Agreements. What You/We Need To Know.

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Probably 99% of the Non Disclosure Agreements we see that have been used “quickly” by American companies with their potential Chinese counter-parties are defective, usually terminally so.  One of the things that most frequently makes them defective is that they call for disputes to be resolved in the United States. The problem with that is… Continue Reading

Getting Started On Manufacturing In China. The Legal Basics.

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My law firm is always getting emails like the following (I got one this morning which spurred me to write this post): I’m a __________ based business owner and widget designer. I’m developing my own line of widgets and I am now preparing to move forward by sending out my samples to factories in China…. Continue Reading

The China Anger Test. Fast. Cheap. Amazingly Accurate.

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I was telling a client today how my law firm has done more than 200 Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA) with Chinese companies and our results very roughly approximate the following:  100 Chinese companies signed what we drafted   95 Chinese companies made one or more reasonable modifications and then signed     5 Chinese companies… 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.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law

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