Who’s Minding the Store in China?

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It’s one thing to sell knockoff Mickey Mouse backpacks at a mall in Nanchang, where you could clear out in a day if you had to. It’s quite another to build and operate a theme park. Read More

China Trademarks: So-So Vibrations

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The Boston-based hamburger chain Wahlburgers, founded by Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg and his brothers, recently announced plans to open three restaurants in China, with an ambitious goal of opening up to 100 restaurants in China over the next 10 years. 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

The CFI Guide to Film Production in China

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Welcome to the 10-part series of practical tips that will make up the China Film Insider (CFI) Guide to 10 Things to Know about Working in Film in China. Read More

IP is an Industry Obsession: Part 9 of the First CFI Guide

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Awareness and enforcement of copyright rules have become the norm in China, so too has the rush to invest in original intellectual property. Read More

The Rise and Fall of Chinese IP Film Adaptations

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2016 seems destined to be the year that the Chinese IP film adaptation industry falls. Read More

A China IP Reality Check, Part 3

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In the thrilling conclusion of this three-part series, we discuss some of the things you can and should do if you are licensing content in China and wish to avoid an unpleasant copyright fate. Read More

A China IP Reality Check

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One of the most popular shows in China, "The Voice of China," is embroiled in legal controversy, and the outcome could affect every single content license in China. Read More

Netizens Slam Animated ‘Knock-Off’ of Disney’s ‘Zootopia’

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In 2015, Disney reportedly sued the director of a Chinese animated movie that it felt looked a lot like ‘Cars.’ Read More