As China steps up its tax and deportation crackdown on foreign companies and foreigners doing business in China without a China WFOE, our China lawyers are getting a massive (well once a week anyway) influx of emails from people looking for inexpensive solutions.
Don’t fall apart on me tonight, I just don’t think that I could handle it…
With China’s economy slowing, our clients with employees in China are focusing even more on hiring and firing flexibility.
Late last month, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced the indictments of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) scientists Yu Xue and Lucy Xi, as well as three of their associates for trade secrets theft, wire fraud, and conspiracies to commit both crimes.
Foreign companies manufacturing in China often “co-develop” products intended for sale in the West.
It’s become somewhat of an annual tradition: in the weeks leading up to the National Football League’s championship game, the NFL’s lawyers send out a flotilla of cease and desist letters to anyone who dares to use the phrase “Super Bowl” without being an official NFL licensee, and thoughtful lawyers respond with articles explaining why the NFL is overreaching.
The first step in doing OEM manufacturing in China finding a good factory to make your product. To protect your product at this early stage, you must require the Chinese party to execute an appropriate agreement before you reveal any information.
OEM Liability Decision Protects Against Bad-faith Trademarks, but Leaves Border Protection Questions Unanswered
China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) recently held that an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) may not be held liable for trademark infringement for exporting products bearing a trademark that is registered outside China.