Selling and Licensing and Distributing Products and Services into China: It’s ALL Good

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Many foreign companies that manufacture in China are feeling pain these days, but foreign companies that sell in China or sell into China are thriving, perhaps like never before. Read More

I’ve Lost my IP and NOW I Need Some “Quick” Advice

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It is a truism to say that much is in flux with China these days. It is another truism to say that flux increases risk. But both of these things are true and those who do not act accordingly are going to suffer. Read More

New Chinese Laws to Hit Streaming, Broadcasting of Foreign Content

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If implemented in their present form, the provisions will seriously impact the streaming and broadcasting of foreign motion picture and TV content. Read More

China Licensing Deals: Is This a New Scam?

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Don’t be a big sucker for a terrible China licensing agreement. Read More

PACT Presents “China Webinar: Working with China on Movies”

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On September 26, China media and entertainment lawyer Mathew Alderson will be discussing how movie and TV producers can “make the most of the opportunities China offers” as part of a FREE webinar. Read More

China Contracts and How to Send Your Initial Draft to your China Counter-party

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It is usually best for you to send this contract to the Chinese side as an already signed PDF. You achieve two goals by doing it this way. Read More

China Trademark Theft. It’s Baaaaaack in a Big Way

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Starting about a year or so ago, our China trademark lawyers started getting a ton of China trademark theft calls and the number of those calls has been accelerating ever since. Read More

China Copyrights: Hello Mr. Billionaire and Public Domain Material

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As of December 31, 2018, the works of any author who died in 1968 will arguably be in the public domain in China. That’s a lot of potential material coming on the market. The larger question is whether Hollywood will view this as a threat, an opportunity, or both. Read More

China Trademarks: The Hits Just Keep on Coming

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Faithful readers of the blog will remember that we have expressed a combination of incredulity and bemusement at the massive numbers of trademark applications being filed in China over the past few years. Well, the hits just keep on coming. Read More