Negotiating China Licensing Agreements
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by Dan Harris
5d ago
Navigating China Licensing Contract Negotiations: Tactics and Countermeasures We have been drafting an increasing number of contracts for foreign companies licensing their brand name, concept, or technology for use in China. In the old days, this type of licensing was primarily in the industrial sector. These days, much of our work has involved licensing agreements for companies that want to capture China business without having to actually set up a company in China or even go there. This post describes the negotiating tactics my law firm’s China lawyers so often see from the Chinese side in t ..read more
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New AD/CVD Petitions: Melamine from Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Qatar, and Trinidad and Tobago (AD/CVD)
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by Adams Lee
1w ago
On February 14, 2024, antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions were filed against imports of Melamine from Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Qatar, and Trinidad and Tobago.  The petitions were filed on behalf of Cornerstone Chemical Company. Melamine is used to produce surface coatings and laminates that are used in products like kitchen and bathroom countertops, tabletops, doors, cabinets, appliances, and furniture. This is a dying dinosaur case, as Cornerstone is the last remaining domestic producer of melamine.  Cornerstone believes that it is besieged by unf ..read more
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On the Importance of Visiting the Factory That Makes Your Products
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by Dan Harris
2w ago
Factory Visits Help Build Strong Relationships and Ensure Product Quality Your choice of a foreign manufacturer and the relationship you build with it are critical in determining your product quality. Visiting the factory where your products are made—or appointing a trusted delegate to do so — goes a long way in improving your odds of consistently securing quality product. The benefits of visiting your manufacturer, or having a representative do it on your behalf, are multifaceted and compelling. Building a strong relationship with your manufacturing partner goes beyond a signed contract. A fa ..read more
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How to SAFELY Reduce Your China Product Prices
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by Dan Harris
2w ago
China Factory Prices are Falling: How to Get Yours The Plight of Chinese Factories In China’s tumbling prices push some exporters to the brink, Reuters News wrote about something the international manufacturing lawyers at my law firm have been seeing for quite some time now. Desperate Chinese factories are lowering their prices, and most Chinese factories are desperate right now. My firm’s international manufacturing lawyers have observed a trend consistent with these findings: a significant number of Chinese factories are reducing their prices in a bid to remain competitive. This phenomenon i ..read more
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What to Do If You Think You Are a Victim of Internet Fraud
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by Arlo Kipfer
3w ago
The Pig-Butchering Scam, also known as Sha Zhu Pan (杀猪盘), Crypto Romance Scam, CryptoRom, or Hybrid Investment Romance Scam, is a deceptive and harmful scheme that preys on individuals on dating apps and social media. Scammers patiently build trust with their targets over weeks or even months, luring them into fake investment opportunities in cryptocurrency, forex, gold, or other assets. Here’s how it works: Connection and Grooming: Scammers strike up conversations on dating apps or social media, building a false sense of friendship or romance. They may use fake profiles and pe ..read more
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China Business Update: A Free Webinar on February 14th
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by China Law Blog
3w ago
Register Here Please join Harris Sliwoski attorneys Jonathan Bench, Dan Harris, and Fred Rocafort on February 14, 2024 for a free webinar on what we see for China’s business environment in 2024, and on what businesses can and should be doing to prepare. Among other things, we will be discussing how the following are likely to impact companies that do business in or with China:  Taiwan’s new president and China-Taiwan relations.  China’s troubled economy.  Chairman Xi’s fight against corruption and “Western ways”.  China’s legal progress and what that actually means for com ..read more
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Hong Kong Update: Legal Developments Aplenty
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by Fred Rocafort
3w ago
2024 Hong Kong Legal Developments Article 23 and Its Implications Hong Kong is having a busy 2024 when it comes to legal developments. The city is getting ready to adopt national security legislation, separate from the National Security Law imposed by China in 2020. According to a public consultation document issued by the region’s Security Bureau: Article 23 of [Hong Kong’s] Basic Law clearly stipulates that [Hong Kong] shall enact laws on its own to prohibit any act of treason, secession, sedition, subversion against the [Chinese government], or theft of state secrets, to prohibit foreign p ..read more
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Navigating International Uncertainty
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by Fred Rocafort
1M ago
In a world where the only constant is change, the landscape of international business stands at a critical juncture. As we turn the pages of recent history marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine conflict, it’s evident that unforeseen events continue to shape the global economy in profound ways. How can businesses navigate this sea of uncertainty? This is the pivotal question for a panel I’ll be moderating at the upcoming Florida Bar International Law Section’s iLaw2024 conference, to be held in Miami on February 16. Titled A Changing World Order: Impacts on International Business, the ..read more
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Chinese Government to Foreign Entities in China: Revise Your Corporate Documents NOW or Face Problems Later
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by Dan Harris
1M ago
Urgent Compliance Alert for Foreign-Invested Enterprises in China Attention all foreign investors in China! A recently passed mandate from the Chinese government demands immediate action to update your corporate governance structure and documents. Whether you’re a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE) or part of a Chinese Joint Venture Entity, adhering to China’s revised PRC Company Law is no longer optional – it’s essential to ensure smooth business operations in the years ahead. The Chinese government has mandated that all foreign-invested enterprises in China — think WFOEs and Joint Ventur ..read more
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Eight IP Questions to Ask Before Starting Business in a New Country
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by Fred Rocafort
1M ago
International IP Protection: The Questions to Ask  As companies transition out of China and move elsewhere, my law firm’s international IP attorneys are helping them protect their IP during and after this transition. This blog post delves into the critical questions every business should ask itself before entering a foreign market. The following are the eight questions we suggest companies starting a business in a foreign country should ask about their own intellectual property before they start doing business in that foreign country, be it Mexico, Spain, Japan, Thailand or wherever. 1. T ..read more
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