A Beginner’s Guide to safeguarding IP Protection in China for Fintech and Software Companies with a proposed Action Plan
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by David Zhang
6M ago
By Jacob Blacklock and Cecilia Zhu Executive Summary: There are special considerations regarding intellectual property (IP) rights which need to be proactively addressed for Fintech and software companies in operating or hoping to operate in China. This article touches on software protection, employee and contractor innovations, joint ownership, trade secrets, branding, and infringement remedies, it should serve as an outline for fintech businesses and legal practitioners with tech clients some foundational insights. The included action plan offers strategic steps for those in the Fintech and ..read more
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From Lawsuits to Lessons: World Record Influencer Li Ziqi’s Journey in Internet Stardom
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by Jacob Blacklock
6M ago
Li Ziqi, the 33-year-old luminary of the internet realm, has carved a niche as a Chinese video blogger, entrepreneur, and internet celebrity. Born Li Jiajia and hailing from the serene landscapes of rural Pingwu County in Mianyang, within the north-central reaches of the Sichuan province in southwest China, Li’s unique content has earned her global acclaim. Her focus on crafting engaging videos featuring the preparation of traditional foods and handicrafts, employing time-honored Chinese techniques and essential tools, has propelled her to unprecedented heights. Li Ziqi’s Unconventional Origin ..read more
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Navigating Ship Arrest and Maritime Liens in China: A Comprehensive Overview and Action Plan
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by Jacob Blacklock
10M ago
Executive Summary: Embark on an overview of ship arrest and maritime liens in China. This guide illuminates the regulations, application processes, available alternatives, and legal nuances associated with ship arrest. This includes basic insights into the recognition of maritime liens and the concept of piercing the corporate veil within China’s maritime legal framework. Whether you’re a maritime industry professional seeking authoritative guidance or an individual looking to understand maritime legal complexities, this guide equips you with insights into navigating maritime law in China. Int ..read more
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Cyber security laws china implementing regulations for data exports in china what do they mean for a foreign invested enterprise wfoe company in beijing shanghai guangzhou by edward lehman
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by Jacob Blacklock
11M ago
AMCHAM Newswire Press Release For Immediate Release Implementing Regulations for Data Exports in China: What Do They Mean for Your Company? July 30, 2023 Beijing, China– AMCHAM® is delighted to announce a comprehensive analysis of the new implementing regulations for data exports in China, empowering Foreign Invested Enterprises (FIEs) with invaluable insights. The esteemed legal experts, Jacob Blaclock, Cecilia Zhu, and Kenan Jiang from Lehman, Lee & Xu China Lawyers, have delved into the implications of these regulations, providing crucial clarity for businesses operating in China’s dyna ..read more
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Brave New World: Navigating China’s Cyberspace Administration New Rules on Self-Media: The Implications and an Action Plan for Those who may be Affected
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by Jacob Blacklock
1y ago
Introduction: This article provides a glimpse into China’s recent regulations on “self-media” accounts and examines the context of the new laws, their purpose, and their impact on online information management. At the end, the authors offer an action plan and checklist for businesses and creatives operating in this domain. The goal is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the regulations and practical guidance for compliance. Executive Summary: China’s Cyberspace Administration (CAC) has issued thirteen guidelines aimed at strengthening the management of “self-media” accounts that produc ..read more
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AmChamUS Exposes American Chamber of Commerce in China for Intellectual Property Infringement in China
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by Jacob Blacklock
1y ago
Dateline: Beijing, July 11, 2023 The American Chamber of Commerce in China has been implicated in a controversy concerning intellectual property infringement. The officers and Board of Governors representing their respective companies in the Chamber, encompassing a wide range of U.S. businesses with operations in China, have come under scrutiny. It is important to differentiate between the American Chamber of Commerce in China and the American Chamber of Commerce U.S. (AmChamUS) in this matter. Recent revelations have brought to light the unauthorized utilization of the “AmCham” trademark (the ..read more
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Entering the Unknown: Protecting MNC Information in China in the Context of ChatGPT, LLMs, AI and the Legal Considerations and Ramifications
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by Jacob Blacklock
1y ago
As the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems and tools continues to expand, it is essential to emphasize the significance of safeguarding confidential information and intellectual property, especially when dealing with multi-national corporations (MNCs) operating in China or engaging in business activities with Chinese entities. This memo aims to provide an overview of relevant laws and regulations in China concerning intellectual property, unfair competition, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, data privacy, cybersecurity, anti-espionage, and pending legislation regarding AI, with ..read more
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Detailed Guide on how to Wind-up and close a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise in China
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by admin
1y ago
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This memo provides a comprehensive guide on the step-by-step procedure involved in closing a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) in China. Closing a WFOE requires adherence to specific procedures and coordination with various government authorities. While the de-registration process for a WFOE can be time consuming, recent regulatory changes have streamlined the process, making it more manageable. It is crucial for businesses to follow the correct procedure, work closely with authorities, and seek guidance from experienced local advisors to ensure a smooth and efficient cl ..read more
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China’s New Civil Procedure Law Amendments: What You Need to Know for Foreign-Related Cases
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by admin
1y ago
China CPL Background: The current Civil Procedure Law of China (“CPL”) was established in 1990 and has undergone four amendments. The CPL was formally adopted on April 9, 1991. It came into effect on October 1, 1991 and has since undergone multiple amendments to address various developments and improve the civil procedure system in China. These amendments were aimed to enhance efficiency, transparency, and fairness in civil proceedings, particularly in foreign-related cases. However, these amendments did not introduce any significant changes to the provisions concerning foreign-related civil p ..read more
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Decoding China’s Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law: Everything you might wish to know, but have not yet asked, explained
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by admin
1y ago
By Cecilia Zhu, Lehman, Lee & Xu Times are changing and foreign businesses must continue to keep abreast of a wide range of laws, polices, and regulations. One such law is China’s Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law which is “on the books” but not discussed much. Let us take a closer look at the law and outline how a company might proactively remain complaint in light of all the challenges in operating in the world’s second largest economy. Executive Summary: In this legal article, lawyers at Lehman, Lee & Xu provide an extensive examination of China’s Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law (AFSL) and its ..read more
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