China’s legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC), has released a draft of the revised Food Safety Law (Draft FSL) for public comment.
Merchandizing the image of TV or movie character has become a common practice since long ago. Right owners not only use merchandizing as a way of publicity but also benefit from the sales of merchandise.
In the last five years, the China lawyers at my firm have been contacted literally hundreds of times by foreign companies (mostly American, Canadian, British, German and Australian) that have received bad product or no product from their suppliers in China.
When my firm’s China lawyers draft a contract concerning China, we nearly always use a simple and clear dispute resolution provision.
I got an email from my law firm’s banker today saying the following.
Virtually every U.S. company doing business in or with China has intellectual property requiring protection from China.
I was cc’ed on the following email the other day from one of our China lawyers responding to a client who wanted to know the “benefits” of forming a Hong Kong company to own its China WFOE, as opposed to its just forming its China WFOE directly in China.
As we explored in our February 2014 article, “Free Trade Zone has Silver Lining for Gaming Companies,” China has loosened its ban on the sale of video game consoles and games to domestic consumers.
This post highlights about 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.