By Dan Harris Chinese companies want Western technology and in the last few years they have become willing to pay for it. One of the things our China lawyers are seeing more and more lately are deals where the Chinese company wants to be able to use in China both the name and the technology […]
By Matthew Dresden One of the reasons we are always harping on the need to register your trademark in China is that in addition to being a first-to-file jurisdiction, China does a lousy job policing bad-faith trademark registrations. As a result, trademark squatting has been a profitable and low-risk activity in China for several years.
By Dan Harris United States media has recently been frequently writing of how China forces foreign companies to relinquish their intellectual property to Chinese companies to be able to do business in China. This issue has been getting a ton of press lately because this is one of the justifications President Trump has been using […]
By Steve Dickinson Purchasing products manufactured in China has changed substantially over the past five years. in the old days, foreign buyers usually either purchased generic, off the shelf products or they hired Chinese factories to make products designed by the foreign buyer. The Chinese factories have gradually become more involved in the design process. […]
By Dan Harris Your brand name and your product name and your logo are almost certainly some of your company’s most valuable assets. Most companies realize this. Yet most companies do not realize how they put these things at extreme risk by exploring doing business with China without FIRST applying for a China trademark. And […]