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China Distribution Agreements: Exclusivity Is NOT Required

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I spoke last week on China IP at Columbia University. During my talk, I mentioned how common it is for the Chinese side in a licensing or a joint venture deal (or really any deal) to claim that the law requires the foreign company to transfer ownership of IP for the deal to go through…. Continue Reading

China’s 2nd Tier Cities For Business.

Posted in China Business

A while back Patrick Chovanec did a post on China’s second tier cities, entitled, “China Radio: China’s Nine Nations and 2nd-Tier Cities.” In that post he discussed his radio interview in which he had talked about how companies like Retailers like Wal-mart, Carrefour, Pizza Hut and KFC have been “among the most aggressive in reaching”… Continue Reading