China Mexico manufacturing Management.

Managerial Differences Between China and Mexico

Last year, I asked Andrew Hupert to explain what it takes to move manufacturing from China to Mexico. I chose Andrew for this because he has spent so much time in both China and Mexico, navigating their manufacturing systems from the inside. My law firm frequently consulted with Andrew when we first started doing China

China Trademark Protection

Bad Faith TM Applicants, Bad News

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has published a draft revision of the country’s Trademark Law and called for comments from the public. In our first post on the potential implications of the revised law for international brands, we looked at proposed changes to the definition of what constitutes a trademark and the absolute

International Cease and Desist Letter

Cease and Desist Letters to Protect Your IP: Just the Facts and Law

My law firm often gets calls from companies alleging “a company is selling their product under their trade name on Amazon” and asking us to send a cease and desist letter “right away” to get that company to stop violating their IP. Our typical response is to say it is seldom a good idea to

China Trademark Law

Draft Revision to China’s Trademark Law

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has published a draft revision to China’s Trademark Law and called for comments from the public. In this post and others that will follow, we will look at the most significant proposed revisions and consider how they might impact foreign businesses. Today we begin by looking at some

Five China Supply Chain Risks

Five Potential Shocks to your Chinese Supply Chain in 2023

Last year, I asked my good friend Andrew Hupert to explain what is involved in moving manufacturing from China to Mexico. I chose Andrew for this because he has spent so much time in both China and Mexico, navigating their manufacturing systems from the inside. My law firm frequently consulted with Andrew when we first started

US CustomsAD CVD case

New AD/CVD Petition – Tin Mill Products from Canada, China, Germany, Netherlands, S. Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, U.Kingdom

On January 18, 2023, Cleveland Cliffs Inc. and the United Steelworkers Union filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against U.S. imports of certain tin- and chromium-coated steel sheet mill products (“tin mill products”) from Canada, China, Germany, Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Tin mill products are used primarily to make

Mexico is the new China for manufacturing

Mexican Supply Chain Management: You’re not in China Anymore

Last year, I asked my good friend Andrew Hupert to explain what it takes to move manufacturing from China to Mexico, in large part by comparing the two countries. I chose Andrew for this near-Herculean task because he has spent so much time in both China and Mexico, navigating their manufacturing systems from the inside. My

January 17 Webinar on The Outlook on US-India Collaboration

Join us on January 17 at 10:30 Eastern Time Click Here to Attend (no registration required) India is one of the most mentioned countries as a “China replacement.” And though we do not believe any one country will replace China, we are increasingly seeing companies moving their manufacturing and other businesses from China to Mexico.

China M&A Deals. Mergers and Acquisitions.

VCs and PEs Hunting for China Deals Still Need an Exit Plan

December was a typically busy transactional month for our China team with the end of the calendar tax year looming. We were brought onto a China acquisition by one of our PE clients mid-month, and we closed before the end of the year. This cyclical frenetic pace of closing deals has caused me to reflect