Getting your product made in China

Should I use a Sourcing Agent for my Overseas Product Manufacturing?

You are a new company just starting out. You have a great product and you have no other options but to have your product made in a foreign country to which you have never been and know little to nothing about. What do you do? You essentially have two choices. You bring in and pay

International product sourcing

Thinking the Right Way About the New China Sourcing Environment

I have recently been helping a company source and develop a new product in China. This post contains the questions that have arisen during that process, along with my answers. 1. What is the right way to think about China sourcing now? A. Use Supply and Demand to Your Benefit The future will be rough,

Webinar Replay: Moving Your Manufacturing from China to Mexico

On February 23, Dan Harris (Harris Bricken) and Andrew Hupert hosted a webinar to discuss the practical aspects of moving your manufacturing to Mexico from China, the various ways to start with Mexican manufacturing, and how to successfully manufacture there. For anyone who missed this event, we’ve embedded a link to the replay below. We

International trademark lawyers

Managing Intellectual Property Rights in the U.S. Customs Regulatory Environment

Questions & Answers on Managing Intellectual Property Rights in the U.S. Customs Regulatory Environment   Earlier this year I sat down with the Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual (ASIPI) to discuss what can be done to protect trademarks, copyrights, and patents in the U.S. Customs regulatory environment. The following questions and answers are from

International trademark lawyers

Trademark Oppositions: China vs US

Trademark oppositions are proceedings by which parties can formally request the refusal of another party’s trademark application. They are a feature of the trademark laws of just about every country, including China and the United States. Though trademark oppositions serve the same purpose in both China and the United States, the contexts in which they

China trademark lawyers

WHEN to Apply for a China Trademark

Our International IP lawyers are always preaching how foreign companies must register their trademarks in China if they are going to be doing business in or producing product in China (see, for example, China Trademarks — Do You Feel Lucky? Do You?). And in most cases, companies should register their trademarks in China now. Right

US-China

FREE WEBINAR on March 21: Conflict, Collaboration, and Competition in US-China Relations

Join Harris Bricken attorney Jonathan Bench and Darkhorse Global Founder John Lash, on Tuesday March 21 @ 1130am PST / 230pm EST for a conversation on globalization: a new national security challenge, where we’ll discuss the future of conflict, collaboration, and competition in US-China relations. REGISTER HERE Globalization: A New National Security Challenge Globalization in

China employee vacation law

China Employee Vacation Law

Under Chinese labor laws, employees who have worked continuously for one year are entitled to paid annual leave (年休假). The statutory vacation period, based on years of service, is as follows: More than 1 and less than 10 years service: 5 days vacation More than 10 and less than 20 years service: 10 days vacation

How to leave China

A Resounding Maybe on Fleeing China

In China, the United States and the New Normal, I called the US-China trade war the “New Normal” and I predicted a “diminished future for foreign companies” manufacturing in China. I also said that since “the inception of the US-China trade war we have been saying that we do not see its end because we