About the author Matthew focuses on international and China law, with a focus on technology and entertainment law and Chinese transactional and IP work. He represents a wide range of companies, from start-ups to NYSE-traded companies. His work has included matters for film studios, cable channels, film and television production companies, video game developers, magazines, restaurants, wineries, international design firms, product manufacturers, outsourcing companies, and computer hardware and software companies. Before attending law school, Matthew worked in Hollywood for eight years as an independent filmmaker and as a production executive for Roger Corman’s Concorde-New Horizons Pictures. Before that, he spent three years as a graduate student in computer science at Stanford University. He has also worked as a journalist, a transportation planner, a food critic, and a website designer. Matthew was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He spends his free time watching movies, hiking, cooking spicy food, and relaxing with his wife and daughter.
Over the past couple weeks, the Chinese Internet has been abuzz with chatter about how Chinese movie stars allegedly underreport income via a dual-contract system in which only one contract is disclosed to the tax authorities. Read More
Paramount Pictures could protect the Vin Diesel secret agent franchise “XXX” with a trademark registration, but the British band The XX and the seminal Los Angeles punk band X would be out of luck. Read More
In the spirit of starting out 2018 on the right foot, China Law Blog 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
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
Starting January 1, 2018, Chinese movie theaters will receive financial rewards for showing more Chinese films. The bottom line is clear: the Chinese government wants fewer foreign films in its marketplace, not more. Read More
China will only become more sophisticated in its collection and use of big data and companies going into China will need to keep pace or else they’ll just be rolling the dice. At least in the film business, the stakes are too high to accept those odds. Read More
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