On March 13, 2014, People’s Bank of China (“PBC”) issued an opinion letter halting immediately the use of QR codes for payments using mobile phones (as distinguished from using QR codes at POS terminals) well as the use of virtual credit cards (“Opinion Letter”).
We represent a number of all natural organic cosmetic companies. Almost without exception, these companies tout how their products are “cruelty free” because they are never tested on animals.
One of our China lawyers just got the following email which, interestingly enough went to the spam folder. I mention that it went to the spam folder because it shows that Outlook recognized it for what it contained, a fairly standard China domain name scam email.
More than three years ago, we did the following post, entitled, China: Do Just One Thing. Trademarks.
From time to time I get calls from start-up companies about to embark on manufacturing in China. They are calling to ask what they need to do “to protect themselves.”
Officials with the University of California – Davis, and a China agricultural university in Shaanxi province signed an agreement this week to establish the Sino-U.S. Joint Research Center for Food Safety in China.
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.