International Manufacturing

China counterfeit lawyers

As we have written a number of times — see China Trademarks are the Most Important Thing of All and China’s New Trademark Environment — the essential first step in most any China IP strategy is to register your trademarks with China’s Trademark Office. Because China is a first-to-file country, until you register a trademark

China contract damages

Our China lawyers often stress to our clients the importance of a well-crafted contract damages provision that contains a “just-right” amount of damages the Chinese counter-party much pay for a breach. We are often asked what is just the right amount and our answer is that depends on the specific facts and to what the

metal locking trade case

On July 9, 2020, List Industries Inc., Lyon LLC, Penco Products Inc., and Tennsco LLC (Petitioners) filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against Certain Metal Lockers and parts thereof from China.

The subject metal lockers are typically used for storage in schools, fitness centers, athletic facilities, warehouses, transportation hubs, retail businesses, and other

China product liability insurance

Insurance is often an issue in the manufacturing contracts we write with Chinese manufacturers. Our clients often tell us they want a provision in their contract with their Chinese manufacturer that makes clear the Chinese manufacturer must secure X dollars in insurance protecting our client from any harm the Chinese manufactured product might cause. Our

manufacturing contracts

Recently we have worked on several matter that involved reviewing multiple contracts and weeks’ worth of emails and WeChat correspondence to piece together how a China manufacturing deal went awry, with the aim to salvage the relationship between the Chinese manufacturer and our client, but mostly with the aim to determine whether we can help

AD/CVD cases

Earlier this week we summarized the new antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against Twist Ties from China.  But also that same week there were four additional sets of new United States AD/CVD petitions filed against the following:

  • Phosphate Fertilizers from Morocco and Russia (filed 6/26/20)
  • Silicon Metal from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland,