Ceramic tile international trade lawyers In just the last few months there has been an onset of trade actions brought by U.S. companies against incoming products of all kinds from China. With all the trade issues involving China and bipartisan anti-China sentiment prevalent in the United States, now is a great time to bring such actions. The international trade lawyers

China manufacturing contractsGot the following email this morning from a domestic lawyer friend of mine (changed slightly to avoid revealing anyone):

I have a client that wants me to draft an NDA or confidentiality agreement with an exclusivity clause as to items it introduces to its Chinese factory.  After reading the China Law Blog, I’m not sure

International IP lawyers

The Quality Inspection Blog did a really good post, entitled Pros and Cons of Crowdfunding (Kickstarter/Indiegogo) for Startups, explaining (yeah, you guessed it, the pros and cons of crowdfunding. Our international IP lawyers are generally not big crowdfunding fans because we have seen far too many companies publicize their innovative product design and brand name

Under U.S. pressure, China recently adopted a new Foreign Investment Law 中华人民共和国外商投资法 (“FIL”) that had been under discussion for several years. Many believe this law will lead to foreign invested enterprises being treated the same as domestic Chinese private businesses. Unfortunately (and not surprisingly), the existing system that limits foreign participation in China’s economy

Setting up a factory in China

There is an old saying about how lawyers do well when times are good and lawyers do well when times are bad. The only bad times for lawyers are when there is little to no change at all. In spite of the trade tensions, China’s declining economy, and just the overall uncertainty, our China lawyers

Product sample contractIn Part 1 of this series, we wrote about how the product development stage is fraught with risk for foreign companies manufacturing overseas and yet frequently neglected. In Part 2, we wrote about how foreign companies \routinely use NNN agreements in the factory search stage and Manufacturing Agreements (ODM, CM and OEM) for the