Just read a highly relevant post by Ben Shobert (it’s sheer coincidence that I am having lunch with him today) on The Ethical Challenges of Doing Business in China’s Healthcare Economy. Though Ben’s post focuses on health care companies, it applies to virtually all foreign companies doing business in China. Ben’s post stems from

Our clients often ask that we put a provision into their manufacturing agreements prohibiting their Chinese manufacturer from making the same product for anyone else. This naturally leads to a long discussion, that often goes somewhat like the following, using a laptop computer bag as the example:

China Lawyer:  What do you mean by a

Got an email the other day (probably the tenth such email I have received) from someone about to sign a contract with a Chinese employee dispatch company.

The email asked that one of our China lawyers review the contract within the next two days to make sure there were no “hidden issues”.  I promptly wrote

A few weeks ago, CLB’s own Steve Dickinson gave a webinar presentation on the legal aspects of China gaming and software development.  Steve’s talk was half of a China IPR SME Helpdesk presentation, entitled, Cultural and Creative Industries: Computer Gaming and Software Development in China.

The Helpdesk described the webinar as follows:

Very few economic