China Lies and spies

China Spying: It’s Everywhere

You have almost certainly heard by now that there is a massive Chinese spy balloon currently hovering over U.S. airspace in violation of international and U.S. law. Or if you actually believe the CCP, it is merely a weather balloon that went very far off course. 1. China’s Spy Balloon Will Worsen China’s Relations with

Free Webinar, February 23: Moving your Manufacturing from China to Mexico

Register Here On Thursday February 23, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time/Noon Eastern Time, Harris Bricken will host a free a hour-long Q&A session on Moving Manufacturing from China to Mexico. Companies that have their products made in China are increasingly seeking to diversify their supply chains away from China and its COVID/Omicron factory shutdowns, rising

Foreign Entrepreneurs in China

Helping New Entrepreneurs Understand Today’s China Business Environment

I have recently spoken with many entrepreneurs still growing their businesses in the United States. When I talked with them about their international plans, many were interested in expanding internationally, but lacked a viable roadmap and resources for doing so. As they learned about my expertise in China and greater Asia, our discussions coalesced around

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