Sports Broadcast Copyright in China: the Stranglehold of Originality

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Copyright in sports broadcasts is not explicitly recognized in China by statute, though it has been recognized in some Chinese copyright cases. Read More

Legal Protections for Sports Broadcasts in China Conference, Beijing, June 23

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On Friday June 23, in collaboration with the National Copyright Administration of China, the United States Patent and Trademark Office will be putting on a one-day conference on legal protections for sports broadcasts. Read More

2nd Annual China-US Entertainment Law Conference Set for June 21 in Beijing

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China Law Blog is organizing the second annual China-US Entertainment Law Conference on June 21 in Beijing. 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

China Defamation Law – Based on a (Mostly) True Story

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There's a reason you don't see many biopics in China, despite its long and rich history. Read More

Copyright Protection in China – It’s Real, and It’s Spectacular

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An article in Monday’s Wall Street Journal, How a Plague on the Movie and Music Industries Became Their Chief Protector in China: Chinese search giant Baidu’s transition to creator and buyer of content has changed its priorities, sums up the change that is happening with China IP protection and enforcement. Read More

China Copyright: What is a Work for Hire, and Why You Should Care

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Creative works outsourced to China are protected by copyright, but not always in a way companies expect. And because so much work in China occurs without a legally enforceable contract, once companies realize their IP portfolio is not nearly as robust as they thought, it’s often too late to do anything about it. Read More

Which Entity Should Own Your China IP?

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Clients often ask us which of their entities should own their IP (patents, trademarks and copyrights) in China. The basic answer is usually simple: whichever entity will be using the IP in China. Read More

China Difficulties, Netflix, and Why We Love Licensing

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Netflix for years was trying to set itself up in China, so as to be available to viewers in China, just as it is available in “over 190 countries.” Read More

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