US market

New Webinar | Stepping into Success: Navigating the US Market with Confidence

REGISTER HERE International companies are always looking to growing their footprint in the U.S. market due to its ease of business, diverse tax structures, and high opportunity for investment. The U.S. market also offers a strong relationship with Latin America, opening the gate to Spanish-speaking customers. Harris Bricken attorneys Jonathan Bench (Corporate International) and Akshat

China and Madrid trademarks

Color Claims for Trademarks: Avoid

Color claims for trademarks should in general be avoided. To be clear, there are situations when claiming color on a trademark registration application makes sense, but these situations are not common. What’s more, color claims might create issues in the future, if you stop using your trademark exactly as registered. When registering logos and stylized

Rare earths and China

Rare Earths and Polysilicon and Why We Must De-Risk From China

Polysilicon is a pure form of silicon and an essential element in the supply chain of solar photovoltaics, which harness solar power. Roughly 80 percent of the world’s polysilicon comes from China. The United States Geological Survey describes rare earths as follows: The rare earths are a relatively abundant group of 17 elements composed of scandium,

China due diligence review

Prohibited Party Screening and the Hidden Dangers in China Business Transactions

By Tom McVey & Ngosong Fonkem*  If your company is doing business with a Chinese company, it is essential to be aware of the risks associated with prohibited parties under U.S. export control and sanctions laws. The United States has strict regulations prohibiting U.S. companies from engaging with certain foreign individuals and entities. These include

New Webinar | International Arbitration: Regional Trends and Tactics

REGISTER HERE Cross-border transactions are becoming increasingly complex and frequent, and companies are exploring arbitration as a viable dispute resolution option. In this informative webinar, you’ll hear from a panel of experienced attorneys: Jihee Ahn (United States), Arthur Chiu (China), and César Garcia de Quevedo (Spain), moderated by China Law Blog’s Dan Harris. They will

China trademark disputes

Consolidation of Trademark Actions

Consolidation of trademark actions is a much-needed procedural avenue in China, one that would make the country’s trademark system more efficient and fairer. Actions that concern the same trademark, such as applications, oppositions, and cancellations, are generally not consolidated, wreaking all sorts of havoc for brands. This even though the Trademark Law has provisions that

Forced labor act

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Puts Your China Imports in Danger

The UFLPA, the Question of Legislative Intent, and Its Impact on SMEs Since the launch of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) in the summer of 2022, there has been an undercurrent of discussion in the trade community regarding the law’s real intent. Is the law intended to weed out products made with Xinjiang

China due diligence

Due Diligence in China Just Got a Lot Harder: Now What?

With the wave of news surrounding due diligence company crackdowns in China, with Mintz Group and Bain & Co. as the highest profile targets to date (see here and here), a reporter reached out to inquire how legal practitioners are dealing with this diminished access. She wanted to know whether and how this complicates business

China dumping

Three New AD/CVD Petitions: Steel Shelves, Steel Cylinders, Brass Rod

Last week saw a flurry of activity with three new AD/CVD petitions: (1) Boltless Steel Shelving Units from India, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam (AD only); (2) Brass Rod from Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, and South Korea (AD/CVD); and (3) Non-Refillable Cylinders from India (AD/CVD) Two of these petitions are sequels of AD/CVD cases