Florida anti-Chinese law. SB 264

Chinese Nationals Face Land Restrictions in Florida

Chinese nationals face serious restrictions on their ability to buy land in Florida, with the entry into force of SB 264 on July 1 of this year. This new law curbs real estate acquisitions by citizens of seven “countries of concern” (China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, and “the Venezuelan regime of Nicolás Maduro”),

Asia Politics. China. Singapore.

Lessons from Singapore’s First Ambassador Tommy Koh

I recently returned from a World Trade Center Utah delegation to Singapore, where I attended a briefing with Singapore’s first ambassador, Tommy Koh. Koh is a legendary diplomat and international law professor who humbly describes himself as a “founding servant” of Singapore. His list of accolades and professional accomplishments is significant, as well as his

China IP lawyers

Securing Essential Intellectual Property Rights in China: A Comprehensive Guide

CHINA TRADEMARKS Securing Trademarks in China China’s massive consumer market represents a tremendous opportunity for companies to build their brands. However, substantial risks of trademark squatting, counterfeits and other infringements make registering and protecting your trademarks in China absolutely essential. This in-depth guide provides practical insights on the benefits, process, tips and potential pitfalls of

China Artificial Intelligence Rules

China’s New AI Regulations

AI regulation in China has taken an important step with the release of the Interim Measures for the Management of Generative AI Services (生成式人工智能服务管理暂行办法). Together with the Cyberspace Administration of China, the Measures were issued on July 10, 2023, by the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry

China Trademark Protection

Navigating China’s Evolving Trademark Landscape

1. The Changing Nature of Securing Trademarks in China Once upon a time, securing English-language trademarks in China was relatively straightforward. Our China trademark lawyers would determine the appropriate trademark category or categories under China’s trademark system, select the right class (or classes) and subclass (or subclasses), and secure approval from the China Trademark Office

China trademark registration

Is Registering Your Trademark in China Always Necessary?

I spoke with a new client yesterday regarding the importance of his company obtaining trademarks in China. At the end of the conversation, the client was so “psyched” about getting the trademarks, he asked if there are ever times a company does not need to register its brand name as a trademark in China. Though

Pea protein China dumping case

New AD/CVD Petitions: Pea Protein from China

On July 12, 2023, PURIS Proteins filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against Pea Protein from China. Pea Protein is usually sold in powder form and is a food ingredient for foods sold to individuals who are allergic to glutens (e.g., snack bars, plant-based meat products, other gluten-free foods). The U.S. Department of

Moving your manufacturing from China to Mexico

Nearshoring to Mexico: The Key Questions to Ask

Issue Orientation As the US relationship with China deteriorates across the political, military, economic, and trade dimensions, US companies with manufacturing operations in China are increasingly seeking out strategies to diversify supply chains, mitigate compliance risk, minimize duty exposure, reduce costs, and manage uncertainty. Though several approaches have been pursued since the inception of the