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About a week ago, the U.S. Department of State revised its International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) to specify that the Department may issue licenses to allow exports of lethal defense articles and services to Vietnam if such articles support maritime security and “domain awareness.” The State Department will continue to consider U.S. munitions companies’ … read more

Dan Harris
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Read a couple of fascinating articles recently on the differences between US and China work cultures. The first was not really an article so much at all, but rather, a graphic depiction (put together by Christina Larson) of the results of global study of workplace cultures undertaken by Steelcase, a leading US-based office furniture company. … read more

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With so much foreign attention focused on the possibilities for drama in China it is easy at times to overlook the nation’s thirst for foreign-produced or foreign-formatted factual content. The recent announcement of BBC Worldwide’s deal with CCTV is a timely reminder that factual content can succeed in an environment where reality and elimination formats are … read more

Dan Harris
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Trademarks are among the most important assets of any company. Indeed, if it weren’t for trademarks, customers would be unlikely to even find a company’s products. Naturally, then, most U.S. companies want to protect these essential and valuable assets to the greatest extent possible and therefore make sure that they are registered with the United … read more

China Film And IP

China Law August 20th, 2013

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The Hollywood Reporter recently did a story, entitled, “China’s Looming Entertainment Problem: Not Enough Lawyers,” discussing, among other things, intellectual property in China. Our own Beijing-based China entertainment lawyer, Mathew Alderson, was interviewed for that story and The Hollywood Reporter has kindly agreed to allow us to run a post based on the original interview. … read more

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For more than a year, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), China’s dominant arbitral institution since its founding in 1956, has been fighting a noisy and public civil war. The resulting chaos shows no signs of ending, and any company considering arbitration in China and any company that has an existing contract … read more

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This is Part II of a series of posts I will be doing on China’s film industry, to help our readers kick off the Beijing International Film Festival, which I will be attending again this year.  Yesterday I was email interviewed by Fox News regarding China’s film industry.  The below is that interview: Reporter:  Last … read more