We have all seen the growth of Chinese investment in the U.S. hotel industry, but this is only the tip of the Chinese investment iceberg in acquiring U.S. management expertise and technology to fuel the growth of the hospitality and hotel industry in China itself.
We have a number of times written on the problems that can arise from using memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with Chinese companies. See the following for some of those posts…
In January this year, we reported on OHIM’s announcement of a new common practice for trade marks registered in black and white. OHIM and the participating national offices have now issued a Common Communication, together with details of the implementation process.
In a post entitled, Map: Half of China’s GDP Comes From Major Cities Tea Leaf Nation uses a Foreign Policy map to graphically (both literally and figuratively) show “how much China’s GDP growth machine depends on a few regions.”
We are constantly barraged with emails from book publishers asking that we review their books on China.
Sorry for the farm analogy, but I just finished looking at my itinerary for an upcoming Iowa trip.
For years now, we have been extolling the virtues of American and other foreign companies selling their products into China through distributors.
I am now writing weekly on China law issues for the Above the Law Blog. In my first post, China Law Mistakes To Avoid — I’m Talking To You, I listed out “four common and egregious mistakes my law firm’s China lawyers often see American domestic lawyers make when representing their clients in doing business with or in China, along with a very brief analysis of what causes American lawyers to make each sort of mistake.”
It is not unusual when China lawyers get together to talk about Chinese company negotiating techniques. It also is not unusual for at least one person to describe them as inscrutable.