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Good Contracts are Key, Corruption be Damned

Got an email the other day from a good-sized company the other day asking about the benefit of having manufacturing contracts with companies in countries like Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The email went something like this (I say “something” because I’ve changed it so nobody will ever be able to identify it): I am

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China’s Intellectual Property Courts: A Procedural Overview

— Protecting Innovation in an Innovative Way: What are China’s IP Courts? After decades of engagement between US and Chinese legal experts on reforming IP protection in mainland China, Chinese IP courts were first pioneered in 2014 in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou (see the National People’s Congress (NPC) Decision of Establishing Intellectual Property Courts in

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China’s Entertainment Trends and Challenges

Our lead China entertainment attorney, Mathew Alderson (who Variety Magazine named as one of the 50 most influential entertainment lawyers) will be speaking on a panel at the Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, on June 28. The panel is entitled “The Impact of Regulatory Changes on China’s Entertainment Sector: Trends and Challenges.” Mathew’s panel will

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AD/ CVD Petitions Filed Against Fabricated Structural Steel from Canada, Mexico, and China

On February 4, 2019, The American Institute of Steel Construction, LLC (Petitioner) filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against Fabricated Structural Steel (“FSS”) from Canada, China and Mexico. You can see that petition here. Under U.S. trade laws, a domestic industry can petition the U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) and U.S. International Trade

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The Huawei Indictments are the New Normal

1. The Huawei Indictments The re-opening of the U.S. government has brought with it a renewed assault on Chinese telecoms manufacturer Huawei and its U.S. subsidiary. On January 28, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed two indictments against Huawei. The first indictment concerns ongoing claims against Huawei and its CFO, Meng Wanzhou, for allegedly violating

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Arbitration in China

Chinese companies (especially SOEs) increasingly require their contracts with foreign companies provide for disputes to be resolved by arbitration in China. In these situations, we are seeing mostly CIETAC and BAC arbitration clauses. Many of our American and European clients are uncomfortable with arbitrating against a Chinese company in China as they are convinced they cannot “get a

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How to Prevent and Stop Counterfeits from China

Our China IP lawyers get a steady stream of emails asking what can be done to stop Chinese companies from selling “knock-offs” of their products. This is really two questions. What can be done to prevent Chinese companies from knocking off your products and what can be done to stop a Chinese company that has

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China Company Chops: The Basics

It is always a good idea to have your Chinese counter-party “chop” or “seal” your China contracts with their official China company chop. It has been more than five years since we blogged about what constitutes an official China company chop (sometimes called a China company stamp) and our China lawyers are getting an uptick

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China Contracts with Hong Kong Jurisdiction: No, No, No

Hong Kong courts are world class and most companies would rather have their disputes against their Mainland China counter-parties resolved in Hong Kong as opposed to in Wuxi or Harbin. Hong Kong as the jurisdiction of choice is very alluring. But for all sorts of reasons, it’s a trap. Let me explain. Back in 2008