In The Single Best Way To Avoid Being Taken Hostage In China, we wrote of how Chinese companies often take hostages in an effort to collect on alleged debts or to protest employee layoffs or closing of a China facility.
Recent Proposed Amendments to China’s Patent Law: Will It Help to Improve the Enforceability of Patents in China?
By 2015, the Chinese government plans to double the number of patent applications filed with the State Intellectual Property Office (“SIPO”), such that applications will increase from 1 million in 2010 to 2 million per year.
A China client sent me the link to an article one of his employees had sent to him. My client’s email to me said only, “Is this true.” My response was even shorter: “Mostly yes.”
Every few weeks one of our China lawyers gets a somewhat frantic email from an English teacher in China and we hate them.
Forming a company in China is almost always difficult and expensive. Operating a company in China is also almost always difficult and expensive.
In recent years, several large multinational pharmaceutical companies have been found to be in violation of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law.
When Christmas is approaching, China counterfeiting goes into overdrive, and this year has been no different.
Last Friday, China’s 15-month-long bribery investigation into British multinational pharmaceutical GlaksoSmithKline (GSK) ended after a one-day trial in which the court found GSK’s local subsidiary guilty of bribing doctors and hospitals and fined the company $490 million.
China presents foreign manufacturers with many paradoxes.