China Trademarks: 12 Resolutions for 2018 (Part One)

 /  Legal  / 
In the spirit of starting out 2018 on the right foot, China Law Blog has compiled a list of 12 trademark-related resolutions for any company that does business in China and has at least one brand that they care about. Read More

China to Movie Theaters: We’ll Pay You to Show More Chinese Films

 /  Opinion  / 
Starting January 1, 2018, Chinese movie theaters will receive financial rewards for showing more Chinese films. The bottom line is clear: the Chinese government wants fewer foreign films in its marketplace, not more. Read More

What Does the Chinese Film Industry Get From Hollywood?

 /  Opinion  / 
Last week Zhang Yimou published an opinion piece in The New York Times titled “What Hollywood Looks Like From China.” What should we make of it? Read More

Hollywood, China, and Big Data

 /  Opinion  / 
China will only become more sophisticated in its collection and use of big data and companies going into China will need to keep pace or else they’ll just be rolling the dice. At least in the film business, the stakes are too high to accept those odds. Read More

Make China Trademarks a Priority

 /  Legal  / 
If your company, film companies included, is going to China, you need to get your trademark act together and make China trademarks a priority.  Read More

China Box Office Audit Results Are In – Now What?

 /  Box Office  / 
This is essentially how the studios feel about their relationship with Chinese movie theaters – full of underreported revenue and unhappiness, and they hope it never ends. Read More

‘Wolf Warrior 2’ and the Future of Imported Films in China

 /  Opinion  / 
Hollywood is in the midst of negotiating the terms of foreign films’ market access to China. This movie – this particular movie – couldn’t have come at a better time for China. Read More

Wanda, Qingdao, and Magical Thinking vs. China Due Diligence

 /  Legal  / 
Last week the news broke that Dalian Wanda, the powerful Chinese real estate developer and entertainment company, was selling off its half-built movie studio, a massive complex under construction near Qingdao. Read More

China Copyrights: Ultraman, My Ultraman

 /  Legal  / 
The dispute between Tsuburuya and Blue Arc Animation over the rights to Ultraman hasn’t yet resulted in a lawsuit in China, but it's worth taking a closer look at the facts. Read More

China IP Licensing Agreements — Look Before You Leap

 /  Legal  / 
As IP protection in China continues to grow stronger, foreign companies are seeking to access the Chinese market in increasingly sophisticated ways. Read More

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