China-Hollywood Deals: Not So Fast

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It would be a mistake to assume this is just a temporary hiccup and that Chinese companies will be back investing huge amounts in Hollywood in a few months. China still has a ton of money, but for the foreseeable future, the money is staying in China. Read More

China Copyrights: No, You Can’t Call It Fair Use

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As China’s homegrown media companies like Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent continue to pay serious money for the rights to stream tv shows, movies, and other copyrighted material, more lawsuits are being filed in Chinese courts seeking to enforce China’s copyright law, and more official efforts are underway to reduce the amount of pirated material available in China. Read More

China Trademarks: The Limits of Fame

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In the HBO Studio Restaurant matter, Home Box Office faces two big problems. First of all, HBO is not well-known in China in ANY context. Read More

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

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

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