Though it is Labor Day, it is also a Monday and on Monday mornings I like to map out what will likely be going on during the upcoming week both for me and for my law firm.
China joint ventures are notorious for their high failure rate. An old Chinese saying that is often applied to joint ventures is “same bed, different dreams.”
In China, an offer letter (录用通知书) is a written document delivered by an employer to an employee stating the employer’s intent to enter into a labor relationship with the employee.
Those of us who deal with China trademarks on a regular basis are used to a certain level of weirdness.
During the past year, the number of calls from American (sometimes European) SMEs pushed out of China for having operated there without a legal entity (such as a WFOE) have doubled? What is causing this increase of foreign companies getting shut down in China?It’s the economy, stupid.
You know how when you buy a particular kind of car you all of a sudden see that particular brand of car everywhere? A similar thing has been happening to our law firm with respect to Vietnam.
With the media recently paying so much attention to foreigners businesspeople getting in trouble in China, the phones of our firm’s China lawyers have been ringing off the hook from worried Americans based in China.
At least once a month, one of our China lawyers will get a call from someone asking us to form a “China company” for them before they start doing business in China “next month.”
After years of expectation, China has begun to accept multi-class trademark applications since the newly-revised Trademark Law became effective on May 1, 2014.. Does this practice meet the anticipation of the trademark applicants?