HBO Takes Aim At Chinese IP Squatter Restaurant

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The American cable giant finds itself locking horns with a local restaurant in a classic China IPR dispute. If the red and white striped awnings and the vine-covered façade of the vaguely Tuscan-style, three-story building in the middle of Jiangsu province’s Wuxi don’t scream “foreign” to locals, the name of the establishment, displayed on at Read More

Lawyer Sues Beijing TV for Making Fun of Henan Province

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Henan in central China is the butt of everyone’s jokes. Others around the country look down on Henan as the home of liars, lunatics, and thieves who will even steal the covers off manholes. Now, one Henanese lawyer has had enough. Read More

Judge Not Laughing, Calls ‘Madame Bovary’ ‘a Shallow Insult’

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A Chinese judge apparently thought "I Am Not Madame Bovary" was nothing to laugh at, calling its plot an insult to her profession. Read More

Film Industry Promotion Law Gets Mixed Reviews at AFM, China Co-Pro Events

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China-Hollywood enthusiasts gathered earlier this month in the Los Angeles area, where the American Film Market, the US-China Film Summit, and the 6th Annual International Co-Productions Screenings were buzzing about the impact of a new Film Industry Promotion Law that will be taking effect in March. Read More

China Enacts New Film Promotion Law

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China’s long-awaited Film Promotion Law was enacted by the Standing Committee of the PRC National People’s Congress on November 7, 2016 and is set to take effect on March 1, 2017. Read More

China Adopts New Film Law, Will Impact Imports and Co-Productions

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China's new film law surprises few, focusing more on official codification of existing regulations, and maintaining the status quo towards foreign film producers. Read More

Proving What a China Copyright Registration Covers

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Registering a copyright in China is one thing. But will you be able to prove it if it’s challenged? Read More

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

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

A New Film Law is Coming: Part 5 of the First CFI Guide

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As China’s film industry continues to boom, shining as a bright spot in a largely troubled economy, the imperative for transparent governance will only grow. Read More