By Dan Harris 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 […]
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. […]