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

China Trademarks: 12 Resolutions for 2018 (Part One)

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In the spirit of starting out 2018 on the right foot, China Law Blog has 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

The “Chicken Dinner” Guide: to Selling Online Games to China

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China’s online gaming sector is booming despite heavy regulations. Here is a guide to selling your online games in the Chinese market and earn your “chicken dinner.” Read More

Make China Trademarks a Priority

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If your company, film companies included, is going to China, you need to get your trademark act together and make China trademarks a priority.  Read More

China Box Office Audit Results Are In – Now What?

 /  Box Office  / 
This is essentially how the studios feel about their relationship with Chinese movie theaters – full of underreported revenue and unhappiness, and they hope it never ends. Read More

Wanda, Qingdao, and Magical Thinking vs. China Due Diligence

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Last week the news broke that Dalian Wanda, the powerful Chinese real estate developer and entertainment company, was selling off its half-built movie studio, a massive complex under construction near Qingdao. Read More

China Copyrights: Ultraman, My Ultraman

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The dispute between Tsuburuya and Blue Arc Animation over the rights to Ultraman hasn’t yet resulted in a lawsuit in China, but it's worth taking a closer look at the facts. Read More