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China Business Contracts: Getting Them Signed.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, Legal News

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

How To Stop Your Chinese Supplier From Becoming Your Competitor.

Posted in Legal News

Renaud Anjoran over at the Quality Inspection Tips blog recently wrote on “How your Chinese suppliers might become your competitors.”  Anjoran provides some excellent suggestions for preventing your China supplier from competing with you, based on his notes from a talk by Paul Melkebeke, Vice President Supply Asia for Samsonite. Melkebeke talked of how building a… Continue Reading

Do You Know What Your China Contract Says?

Posted in Legal News

A potential client recently sent me a contract written in both Chinese and in English. The English portions were silent about the controlling language but the Chinese portion made crystal clear that the Chinese language portion would control.  And guess what? The Chinese language portion was very different from the English language portion. So different,… 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

How To Buy Product From China.

Posted in China Business, Legal News

The always helpful Quality Inspection Blog has a must-read post entitled, “Should you tell your China suppliers about your China price.” In the post, Renaud Anjoran, China quality control inspecter, extraordinaire, does a really nice job explaining the steps you should go through in sourcing your product from China (my comments are in italics): Here… Continue Reading

China’s Lack Of IP Protection: Overrated. Overrated.

Posted in Legal News

Many years ago, I attended a Seattle area High School basketball game between Roosevelt High School and Juanita High School. The big matchup was between two top 100 high school prospects, Marcus Williams for Roosevelt and Micah Downs for Juanita. By that point, both Micah Downs and his father had already made clear they thought… Continue Reading

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

Posted in Legal News

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