China Law Answers: Do I Need Permits for My Independent Film?

 /  Legal  / 
Can I just take my cast and crew a low-budget, independent movie to shoot in China without bothering with permits? Read More

A China IP Reality Check, Part 3

 /  Legal  / 
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. Read More

A China IP Reality Check, Part 2

 /  Legal  / 
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. Read More

A China IP Reality Check

 /  Legal  / 
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. Read More

Will Netflix Ever Go to China?

 /  News  / 
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. Read More

Opinion: ‘Star Trek’ Trademark Underprotected in China

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A limited trademark registration means an entrepreneurial Chinese firm could soon market Star Trek vitamins if it wanted to. Read More

China’s Restrictions on Capital Outflows Extend to the Movie Business

 /  Legal  / 
Chinese industry executives at the UCLA Entertainment Symposium agreed that getting money out of China was difficult and becoming more so. Read More

Chinese Trademark Registration Certificates Become Unavailable

 /  Legal  / 
The latest in a series of relevant posts for anybody doing business in China from our content partners at the China Law Blog. Read More

China Merchandising Rights: Legal Victory for Dreamworks on “Kung Fu Panda” Trademark

 /  Legal  / 
Not long ago, the Beijing Higher People’s Court ruled against a trademark squatter, Hu Xiaozhong (胡晓中), who had attempted to register the phrase “Kung Fu Panda” for a variety of automotive-related products such as children's carseats, seat headrests, and steering wheel covers. Read More

China Film Revenue: Who Watches the Watchers?

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As reported last week, the Motion Picture Association of America has signed an agreement with China Film Group Corporation that will allow US rights owners to realize more money from film exhibition in China. Read More

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