PUBG Corp Sues NetEase for Infringing Chicken and Pan Copyrights

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South Korea’s PUBG Corp, the developer of hit game Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), is suing NetEase in the US for copyright infringement, unfair competition and trade dress infringement over the Chinese company’s Knives Out and Rules of Survival. Read More

Dual Language China Contracts: Don’t Get Fooled!

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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

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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

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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

Video Streaming Site Youku Sues Toutiao for Illegally Distributing Wolf Warriors 2

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Youku, a leading video streaming service owned by Alibaba, is suing online content aggregator Toutiao (in Chinese) and video platform Yuncheng Sunshine Media (our translation; 运城阳光传媒 in Chinese) for distributing the movie Wolf Warriors 2. Read More

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

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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

Gaming the System? Foreign Access to China’s Online Gaming Industry

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Online gaming in China is subject to the same overall regulatory framework that applies to software as a service (SaaS) in China. Read More

China Trademarks: 12 Resolutions for 2018 (Part Two of Two)

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In the spirit of starting out 2018 on the right foot, China Law Blog 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’s New Ruling on Marriage Law May Save Late Media Tycoon’s Wife from Debt

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In 2014, a Beijing court ordered Jin Yan, the widow of Chinese media tycoon Li Ming, to pay $31.12 million to an investor who lent 450 million yuan to her late husband’s Beijing Galloping Horse Film & TV Productions. Read More