‘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

China Defamation Law – Based on a (Mostly) True Story

 /  Legal  / 
There's a reason you don't see many biopics in China, despite its long and rich history. Read More

Copyright Protection in China – It’s Real, and It’s Spectacular

 /  Legal  / 
An article in Monday’s Wall Street Journal, How a Plague on the Movie and Music Industries Became Their Chief Protector in China: Chinese search giant Baidu’s transition to creator and buyer of content has changed its priorities, sums up the change that is happening with China IP protection and enforcement. Read More

China Copyright: What is a Work for Hire, and Why You Should Care

 /  Legal  / 
Creative works outsourced to China are protected by copyright, but not always in a way companies expect. And because so much work in China occurs without a legally enforceable contract, once companies realize their IP portfolio is not nearly as robust as they thought, it’s often too late to do anything about it. Read More

Which Entity Should Own Your China IP?

 /  Legal  / 
Clients often ask us which of their entities should own their IP (patents, trademarks and copyrights) in China. The basic answer is usually simple: whichever entity will be using the IP in China. Read More

Who’s Minding the Store in China?

 /  Legal  / 
It’s one thing to sell knockoff Mickey Mouse backpacks at a mall in Nanchang, where you could clear out in a day if you had to. It’s quite another to build and operate a theme park. Read More

China Trademarks: So-So Vibrations

 /  News  / 
The Boston-based hamburger chain Wahlburgers, founded by Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg and his brothers, recently announced plans to open three restaurants in China, with an ambitious goal of opening up to 100 restaurants in China over the next 10 years. Read More

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