China company formation lawyers

Forming a China Company: Seven Basic Issues

There will always be more to being legal to operate in China than simply forming a company there. And there will always be more needed to be truly operational in China than simply being legal. So when forming a China entity for our clients, we nearly always work with them on the following — before

Blogs - Global Law and Business Podcast - Ryan Hurley

Global Law and Business Podcast – Ryan Hurley (International Cannabis)

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 at the world

China trademark lawyer

Registering China Trademarks: The Questions We Ask

I was recently cc’ed on an email from one our China trademark lawyers to a new client. The email is an introductory email to a company that had just retained us for China trademark work. The email asks the basic questions to which we need answers so we can efficiently and effectively figure out what

China Trademark basics

China Trademark Basics

Recently, someone asked me to give them my “elevator pitch” regarding China trademarks. Well, here it is. 1. By far the most important thing to know about the subject is that China is a “first to file” country. This means that (with very few exceptions) whoever first files for a particular trademark in a particular

China contracts are different

On the Importance of Knowing China Legal and Business Differences

A Canadian company reached out to my law firm to see if we could help it get its tooling and molds back from its former Chinese manufacturer. This company’s Canadian lawyer had drafted a manufacturing contract with the Chinese manufacturer that was silent regarding ownership of the products’ tooling and molds. When the Canadian company

International IP Lawyer

Who Should Own Your China IP? Maybe NOT You

Our China dispute resolution lawyers have been handling way more than the usual number of disputes between Chinese factories and their foreign product buyers. In many of these cases, the foreign companies have come to our law firm after their Chinese factory claims they owe money for bad product. In none of these cases did

China employment law

Key China Employment Documents

I recently read an email to one of my firm’s clients from one of our China employment lawyers. The email explained a large set of employment documents prepared initially just for the in-country China WFOE manager, but written to be used with various imminent China employee hires as well. Because this email so nicely sets

Global Law and Business Podcast- Esko Cate (Vietnam)

Global Law and Business Podcast – Esko Cate (Vietnam)

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 at the world