Headlines from China: How Chinese Conglomerates Fail to Conquer the Local Film Market

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With a string of collapsed investment deals attracting attention in 2017, many people believe that the Chinese government's tightened control over overseas investments hinder Chinese conglomerates' expansions in the entertainment industry. But is it true? 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

Headlines from China: Chinese Film Industry Forecast for 2018

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The 2018 movie box office is projected to reach $9.2 billion (60 billion yuan), with top three films each bringing in $461 million (3 billion yuan). Read More

The Rise of China’s Pan-Entertainment Industry: A Conversation with Creation Venture Partners

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The 34-year-old investor is the founding partner of Creation Venture Partners, a three-year-old Chinese venture firm focused on investing in the so-called “pan-entertainment” industry. Read More

Headlines from China: Stan Lee’s Chinese Panda Hero to Meet Global Audience in 2018

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Recently, the image of the Chinese panda hero character designed by Stan Lee for the upcoming animation 'Panda vs. Aliens' has been officially unveiled. The animation is still in the making and will be released globally in 2018. Read More

Startup Hopes Hollywood Sparkle Can Win Applause for Chinese Theme Parks

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Many of China’s homegrown theme parks lack these pop culture credentials, meaning they struggle to compete with foreign rivals fond of film tie-ins. But a three-month-old Chinese company has announced an ambitious plan to change the script. 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

Headlines from China: Would You Pay to Smell a Movie?

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Creating scents to accompany movies is what the Hangzhou-based VR and digital media company Scent Realm did for recent releases, such as ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Once Upon A Time’, and ‘Midnight Diner 2’. Read More

Wanda And Tencent Team Up To Develop IP

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Wanda Cinema Line, the theatrical exhibition arm of Chinese real estate giant Dalian Wanda, is teaming up with tech giant Tencent to develop intellectual property (IP) across a range of platforms. Read More

China IP Licensing Agreements — Look Before You Leap

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As IP protection in China continues to grow stronger, foreign companies are seeking to access the Chinese market in increasingly sophisticated ways. Read More