AI Artificial Intelligence China

AI and Copyright in China

Ownership of copyright by nonhumans is not allowed in China, but increasing AI capabilities could spur changes in legal thinking.


Malaysia on Our Minds

Malaysia is in our minds these days, as the country keeps popping up in our work. This is no coincidence, as the country emerges as one of the beneficiaries of China decoupling. Here we discuss three things you should know about what's happening in MY these days.

illegal transshipment southeast Asia

Beware of Transshipment

U.S. companies importing goods from Southeast Asia must beware of transshipment schemes by Chinese suppliers. Not only do these schemes mean dealing with China problems after a supposed China departure, they also give rise to serious liabilities if importing into the United States. Over the past few years, companies have had plenty of reasons to

Demand Letters to Chinese companies

Demand Letters to Chinese Companies: Facts are Optional

My law firm's international dispute resolution lawyers are often asked to write demand letters to Chinese companies that owe money or have failed to abide by their contract. These letters are very different from what we would write were we seeking to collect money owed by an American or European company.

China copyright protection

China Copyright Protection for Applied Art

With no explicit provisions in China's copyright law for the protection of works of applied art, courts have until now used different approaches when considering the issue. In some cases, protection has been extended based on the protections afforded to works of fine art. However, in last year's Guiding Case No. 157 (指导案例157号), the Supreme People's Court (SPC) endorsed the view that works of applied art are entitled to copyright protection in their own right.

China supply chain risks

The 800-Pound Gorilla Affecting Your Supply Chain

“Where does an 800-pound gorilla sit?” “Anywhere it wants to.” In many, many companies’ supply chains, China is the 800-pound gorilla. And many companies established manufacturing and sourcing operations in and with China back when the gorilla weighed only 250 pounds, or 400. Things are different now. Recapping China Risk Factors, Which Have Been A