Grey Market Goods and China, Part One

In this projected 4-part series we’ll take a closer look at grey market goods and China. In part 1, we’ll consider what grey market goods are and why manufacturers get so worked up about them. In part 2, we’ll look at how grey market goods are regulated in China. In part 3 we’ll look at how grey market goods are regulated in the United States. And in part 4, we’ll look at … http://bit.ly/2NydIXK

China Factory Scams: Their Time is Ripe

Recent business confidences surveys conducted in China show a downturn in the Business Confidence Index for small and medium -sized manufacturing companies of all types, falling to its lowest level since the 2008 financial crisis. The decline in business confidence is the result of features built into the Chinese economy. This declining BCI shows that economic stress on SME … http://bit.ly/2N60Ah5

Forming a China WFOE: Needed or Not

If I were to list the ten biggest/most common mistakes the China lawyers at my firm see committed by foreign companies doing business in China, not forming a WFOE and forming a WFOE unnecessarily would no doubt both be on that list. Let me explain…. We have written constantly about the risks of doing business in China without a WFOE. For more on that, check out the following: … http://bit.ly/2N62kHi

China Data Protection Regulations (CDPR)

Many international companies that operate in China have Chinese websites and some kind of network system, whether for selling their own products or solely for internal use. In many cases, these websites and internal systems are hosted on servers outside China. I and the other lawyers on our China cyberlaw team are frequently asked whether a company that collects personal … http://bit.ly/2LjtFRP

Protect Your IP from China Now not Later

As China lawyers, one of the worst parts of our job as China lawyers is when a foreign company (usually an American or European or Australian company) contacts us after having essentially lost its IP to a Chinese company. In those situations, we review the relevant contracts and relevant IP (trademark, copyright patent and licensing) registrations to determine whether or not … http://bit.ly/2zhm6aw