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Intellectual Property (IP)

China IP lawyers

Many foreign IP owners doing business in or with China do not believe the Chinese court system works. They or their foreign lawyers therefore tend to choose foreign law and jurisdiction in their contracts. When this results in contracts that are unenforceable against a Chinese party, everyone blames the Chinese. The prophesy about the lack

China Company Audit Lawyers

There has been much talk this week about the United States blacklisting Chinese companies that steal IP from doing business in the United States.  Per the Washington Post, the White House (led by China hawk Peter Navarro) has been exploring “the possibility of blacklisting Chinese companies that violate numerous U.S. copyright and patent laws

China Joint Venture Lawyers

Our regular readers know that, generally speaking, the authors of the China Law Blog believe China and the U.S. will continue to decouple, making it increasingly difficult/risky to do business in China. See Alleged US-China “Micro” Deal Does Not Mean a Thing For Most. But our China lawyers continue working with many clients and

International Manufacturing Lawyers to protect your manufacturing molds

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed how the increasing complexity of products made overseas via product outsourcing has led to a corresponding increase in the complexity of the molds for those products and required our international manufacturing attorneys to draft contracts that protect our clients’ IP within those molds, both against third party

International IP manufacturing lawyers

In part 1 of this series, we discussed how the increasing complexity of products being made overseas has led to a corresponding increase in the complexity of product molds and how our international manufacturing attorneys increasingly must draft country-specific contracts to protect our client’s IP within those molds.

The first part of this series concluded

International manufacturing lawyers for molds and toolingThis is the first part of what will eventually be a four part series on protecting your molds and/or your tooling from your overseas manufacturer. With so many companies moving their manufacturing from China, this has become a very important topic, for two reasons. First, we are seeing many companies losing their molds and/or their

China trademark registration

Ron Hesse of GlobalAutoIndustry.com recently interviewed Fred Rocafort — one of our firm’s China lawyers — on “Important Tips for Protecting Your IP from China.

Per GlobalAutoIndustry.com, the 14 minute interview focused on the following:

• With regards to IP, what are the most serious IP-related risks faced by U.S. and other foreign