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China’s Slowing Economy and YOUR Business

1. China’s Slowing Economy Will Impact Your Business You have no doubt seen the stories: China’s economy is hurting, and quiet a bit worse than most. See e.g., China growth to fall behind rest of Asia (Financial Times); More Trouble for China’s Export Juggernaut (Wall Street Journal); European Interest in China Investments Wanes. China’s slowing

Jack Rhysider

Global Law and Business Podcast – Jack Rhysider (Cybercrime and Security)

Listen HERE or stream on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, or Soundcloud! At Harris Bricken, we keep close tabs on what is happening around the world, and we know that our friends and clients do, as well. We are happy to provide this podcast series: Global Law and Business, hosted by international attorneys Fred Rocafort and Jonathan Bench, where we look

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China and Web3 Crossover

Since launching our Web3 practice group, we have been getting steady inquiries regarding international business and web3 crossover, including China-affiliated companies. Essentially all web3 technologies are international in nature. But unless you are personally interested and invested in cryptocurrencies or your business is heavily dependent on blockchain technology, it is likely that you are part

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Choosing Your China Contract Jurisidiction

A new client recently sent our international manufacturing team a contract with one of their China suppliers. They wanted us to review that contract (which had been drafted by a Chinese lawyer based in Shenzhen). Our client had heard about how Chinese lawyers sometimes work in cahoots with the Chinese company on the other side

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Dual Nationality in China and Beyond

Tomorrow, March 17, I will be a panelist at a Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) event on dual nationality, together with Dr. Dana Raigrodski and David Freeburg. Registration is FREE for everyone and the event is approved for CLE credit in Washington State. Click HERE to register! The event’s scheduling on St. Patrick’s Day is

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Sourcing Product From China Just Got Even Riskier

Sourcing product from China just got even riskier. Theses risks have never been higher and they just keep increasing. The Russian war and COVID in China are the key causes for this increased risk and both are nearly certain to get far worse.

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China Trademark Squatters: A Danger for All

When it comes to China IP protection, one of the greatest mistakes a brand can make is failing to register its trademarks in China. An unregistered trademark is a tempting target for trademark squatters (and other bad-faith actors, such as unscrupulous competitors), who register trademarks in the hopes of a payday from legitimate owners. China trademark squatters are looking for victims all the time. What's more, they will take their chances on just about any trademark, regardless of how small the brand, as long as there is a chance their bet will pay off. And given that it's not very costly to register a mark in China, the chances of success don't have to be high for the gamble to make economic sense.

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Dual Citizenship: Free Webinar on March 17

The panelists will also discuss the different legal approaches to dual citizenship. In the United States, acquisition of a foreign citizenship does not jeopardize status as a U.S. citizen. On the other hand, countries such as China do not recognize dual citizenship. This makes dual citizenship a dynamic legal issue, with different implications depending on the two countries in question. Though the United States does not prohibit its citizens from holding a second passport, there are still important considerations to be taken into account by Americans who are or are. contemplating becoming citizens of a foreign country. Fred will draw on his experience as a former U.S. consular officer to illustrate some of the potential risks. In some cases it may be more convenient for an American to use a second passport to enter a particular country (perhaps because that country requires Americans to obtain visas). However, in case of arrest, the person may be denied access to U.S. consular assistance. A second citizenship could also complicate efforts to obtain security clearances from the U.S. government.

Dami Adepoju

Global Law and Business Podcast – Dami Adepoju (Nigeria and Hospitality)

Listen HERE or stream on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, or Soundcloud! At Harris Bricken, we keep close tabs on what is happening around the world, and we know that our friends and clients do, as well. We are happy to provide this podcast series: Global Law and Business, hosted by international attorneys Fred Rocafort and Jonathan Bench, where we look

How not to get China Scammed

How Not to Get China Scammed

Scammers love operating internationally because it makes them more difficult to track and it also makes suing and collecting more complicated as well. They also seem to work better than domestic scams because the person being scammed too often thinks this is just how things are done in foreign country X because they do not actually know how things are done in  foreign country X. Crossing borders increases confusion stemming from a lack of knowledge regarding language, culture, and regulation. All this combines to make international scams widely popular. In this post we discuss some of the more common scams and, most importantly, we discuss how to avoid getting scammed.