Anthony Bourdain’s China Lessons Revisited

 /  Celebrity  / 
"The one thing I know for sure about China is, I will never know China. It’s too big, too old, too diverse, too deep. There’s simply not enough time." -Anthony Bourdain Read More

China Online Gaming: Trademark and Copyright and Patent Protections

 /  Game  / 
China presents a wealth of opportunities for foreign gaming companies, but (and this is true of pretty much every IP-laden industry), it also presents substantial risks. Read More

Dual Language China Contracts: Don’t Get Fooled!

 /  Legal  / 
Foreign companies sign dual language contracts without knowing exactly what the Chinese language portion of their contract says. This is really risky dangerous. Many dual language Chinese-English contracts are silent on which language controls. Read More

China Non Disclosure Agreements: Please Do Not Try This at Home

 /  Legal  / 
United States companies all too often make the mistake of trying to protect their intellectual property from China by using a U.S. style non-disclosure agreement (NDA). These agreements do not work for China. Chinese companies know this and so they willingly sign them. Read More

China Business Scam, Part 2: The Fake Joint Venture

 /  Legal  / 
This part 2 post is on what we call the fake China Joint Venture, and it is an oldy but a goody and — dare I say it — one of my favorites. Our China lawyers have seen this one quite often and as far as I know, it has always involved an American company, which I fear says something about American naïveté. Read More

China Business Scam, Part 1: Come to China to Sign the Contract

 /  Legal  / 
The scam consists of the Chinese company luring the Western company in with promises of big money for services to be supplied by the Western company. There is just one small hitch: the Western company must go to China. Read More

China Difficulties, Netflix, and Why We Love Licensing

 /  Legal  / 
Netflix for years was trying to set itself up in China, so as to be available to viewers in China, just as it is available in “over 190 countries.” Read More

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