Fake News: The China Trademark Version

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A recent article on Cult of Mac, Apple pulls popular iOS game after Chinese company steals its name, is as inaccurate about China as anything I’ve seen in a long time, combining ignorance, sloppiness, and an anti-China bias. Read More

China Proposes First Amendments to Outdated Copyright Law in Nearly a Decade

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China’s Copyright Law is set to see a new round of revisions this year — the first amendments to the 29-year-old law since 2010. Read More

Fan Bing Bing’s International Business Lesson, Part 2

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Like pretty much everyone on this planet I’m a Fan Bing Bing fan. That partially explains why this is my second post on her. But really, more than anything, I view her situation as salubrious for those who conduct business internationally. Read More

China’s Internet Courts are Spreading; Online Dispute Resolution is Working

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The fact that China has expanded its Internet courts from one city to three means it views its initial foray into internet dispute resolution as having been a success. Read More

China Gives Hollywood an Early Christmas Present

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As Bloomberg reported last week, China’s propaganda ministry has approved an additional seven foreign films to play in China this year in excess of the 34 film quota. These newly approved films will play theatrically on a revenue-sharing basis. Read More

Did China Really Create a New Trademark Office?

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The truth is that Chinese companies do need help protecting their IP overseas, and it makes complete sense to have a China-based resource. Read More

Ten Ways to Calculate Your China Legal Risks: Do You Feel Lucky?

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As China governmental power continues to expand and continues to get more concerned about its slowing economy and how it is viewed by its citizens, it continues to get tough on foreign businesses. This makes now a good time for foreign companies doing business in China or with China to determine their China risks. Read More

China Trademarks: Should You Register A Movie Title as a Trademark?

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Unlike copyrights, trademarks are country-by-country, so what is true in the U.S. is irrelevant in China. Read More

Fan Bing Bing’s International Business Lesson

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The simple and obvious bottom line here is that if you are going to be doing business in a foreign country it pays to do so legally. Read More

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