Matthew Dresden

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About Matthew Dresden

Matthew focuses on international and China law, with a focus on technology and entertainment law and Chinese transactional and IP work. He represents a wide range of companies, from start-ups to NYSE-traded companies. His work has included matters for film studios, cable channels, film and television production companies, video game developers, magazines, restaurants, wineries, international design firms, product manufacturers, outsourcing companies, and computer hardware and software companies. Before attending law school, Matthew worked in Hollywood for eight years as an independent filmmaker and as a production executive for Roger Corman’s Concorde-New Horizons Pictures. Before that, he spent three years as a graduate student in computer science at Stanford University. He has also worked as a journalist, a transportation planner, a food critic, and a website designer. Matthew was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He spends his free time watching movies, hiking, cooking spicy food, and relaxing with his wife and daughter.
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Proving What a China Copyright Registration Covers

Registering a copyright in China is one thing. But will you be able to prove it if it’s challenged?
By |November 3rd, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|
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China Copyright Law: We Need to Talk

Copyright is an essential part of any substantive IP protection plan in China, but many companies fail to take an extremely important step: registering their copyrights in China.
By |October 17th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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China Law Answers: Do I Need Permits for My Independent Film?

Can I just take my cast and crew a low-budget, independent movie to shoot in China without bothering with permits?
By |September 26th, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|
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A China IP Reality Check, Part 3

In the thrilling conclusion of this three-part series, we discuss some of the things you can and should do if you are licensing content in China and wish to avoid an unpleasant copyright fate.
By |September 12th, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|
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A China IP Reality Check, Part 2

In Part 1 of this three-part series, we discussed the background of the Talpa-Canxing dispute over The Voice of China. Now we’ll see what happened after Canxing broke Talpa’s heart.
By |September 8th, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|
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A China IP Reality Check

One of the most popular shows in China, "The Voice of China," is embroiled in legal controversy, and the outcome could affect every single content license in China.
By |September 6th, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|
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Will Netflix Ever Go to China?

Netflix has not entered the Chinese market, and unless it changes its business strategy or China changes its approach to regulating content and Internet streaming, it probably will not be doing so soon.
By |August 11th, 2016|Featured Stories, News, Uncategorized|
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Opinion: ‘Star Trek’ Trademark Underprotected in China

A limited trademark registration means an entrepreneurial Chinese firm could soon market Star Trek vitamins if it wanted to.
By |July 25th, 2016|Featured Stories, Law, News|
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China’s Restrictions on Capital Outflows Extend to the Movie Business

Chinese industry executives at the UCLA Entertainment Symposium agreed that getting money out of China was difficult and becoming more so.
By |March 14th, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|
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Chinese Trademark Registration Certificates Become Unavailable

The latest in a series of relevant posts for anybody doing business in China from our content partners at the China Law Blog.
By |February 23rd, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|