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

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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

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Why Suing Chinese Companies in the U.S. is Often a Waste of Time

Just about every month, one of our international dispute resolution lawyers will get a call from a lawyer or company from somewhere in the United States, calling and expecting us to be interested in the great case they are offering us. Lately, we have been getting a bunch of these calls from companies that received

China trademark classes

China Trademark Classes and Strategies

As we have written many times over the years, if you are selling goods into China, sourcing goods from China, or just doing business in/with China, you should probably register trademarks in China for your brand names and logos. China is a first-to-file country and it does not require evidence of prior use. This means

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What the European Super League Tells Us About China

Though the news is not causing much of a stir in the United States, the launching–and prompt unraveling–of the European Super League (ESL) by a dozen soccer clubs from England, Italy, and Spain is one of the biggest sports stories . . . ever. Before we go any further, here’s a primer for our readers

International real estate lawyers and commercial leases for WFOEs

Commercial Lease Reviews for China WFOE Formations

Our international real estate lawyers often review leases for companies early in the process of forming a China WFOE. Our work in this area has been growing exponentially as word has gotten around regarding WFOE registrations going awry and landlord problems stemming from WFOE leases. The pendency of a WFOE formation is a complicated time

China trademark lawyers

The China Trademarks You Need When Selling Your Products Into China

On the legal side, selling consumer products into China is relatively easy, particularly if you use one of the many companies that can handle the logistics for you. Our China lawyers are frequently called on to assist American and European companies looking to sell online into China and that typically consists of reviewing their contracts

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Four Common China Law Mistakes To Avoid

This post highlights four common and somewhat egregious mistakes my law firm’s China lawyers often see lawyers make when representing their clients in doing business with or in China, along with a very brief analysis of what causes each sort of mistake. 1. Not Realizing that China’s Bureaucracy Puts Form Over Substance Many years ago, a U.S.

Chine employment lawyer

China Vacation Pay: How not to get Sued

Foreign company employers in China constantly get sued over employee vacation days. The very short version of the general rule regarding vacation days in China is that any employee who works continuously for a year is legally entitled to annual paid leave (a/k/a paid vacation days). This is not news to China-based foreign employers as