Headlines from China: ‘Lost in Thailand’ Sentenced to a Fine of 5 Million RMB for Unfair Competition

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Lost in Thailand, a hit Chinese comedy directed by Xu Zheng, has been sentenced by The Supreme People's Court of PRC to a fine of 5 million yuan ($796,000) for unfair competition. The film was released in 2012 and went on to make over $20 million at the Chinese box office. Read More

China Online Gaming: Trademark and Copyright and Patent Protections

 /  Game  / 
China presents a wealth of opportunities for foreign gaming companies, but (and this is true of pretty much every IP-laden industry), it also presents substantial risks. Read More

Dual Language China Contracts: Don’t Get Fooled!

 /  Legal  / 
Foreign companies sign dual language contracts without knowing exactly what the Chinese language portion of their contract says. This is really risky dangerous. Many dual language Chinese-English contracts are silent on which language controls. Read More

China Non Disclosure Agreements: Please Do Not Try This at Home

 /  Legal  / 
United States companies all too often make the mistake of trying to protect their intellectual property from China by using a U.S. style non-disclosure agreement (NDA). These agreements do not work for China. Chinese companies know this and so they willingly sign them. Read More

China Business Scam, Part 1: Come to China to Sign the Contract

 /  Legal  / 
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

Boy-Coin: The World’s First Fan-Made Cryptocurrency

 /  News  / 
A new cryptocurrency targeting fans of teen boy band TFBoys took Chinese social media by storm over the weekend, but the pop trio’s agency has denied having any affiliation with the project. Read More

Sports Broadcast Copyright in China: the Stranglehold of Originality

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

Sina Weibo Hit with Video Streaming Ban from China Regulators

 /  Legal  / 
Chinese regulators have shut down webcasting services including live streaming, on three popular platforms in China for violating government standards by broadcasting negative commentary on political and social news. Read More

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

 /  News  / 
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

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