China Hardware Startups: Recalls, Returns and Failures

China Hardware Startups: Recalls, Returns and Failures A houghtful and helpful blog post over at the Dragon Innovation Blog, entitled, Recalls, Returns and Failures: Let History Be Your Guide. This post is geared to companies that have their hardware made in China, but its words of wisdom apply to the manufacturing of pretty much any product…

Our China Law Blog Social Media Empire

Our China Law Blog Social Media Empire We created a China Law Blog Group on LinkedIn to provide a spam-free forum for China networking, information and discussion. We are nearing 11,500 members and the number and — most importantly — the quality of our discussions continues to increase as well. We have had some great discussions, as…

Protecting Your IP From China: Shenzhen and Hong Kong Seminars This Week

Protecting Your IP From China: Shenzhen and Hong Kong Seminars This Week On Tuesday, April 18, I will be speaking on China IP at the Global Sources Summit in Hong Kong. This summit is designed to teach entrepreneurs and small businesses how to create and build an Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) business. In 12 Business Conferences…

Pulling People Off Planes and Your China Business

Pulling People Off Planes and Your China Business By now just about everyone knows about the Chinese-American doctor who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines airplane. To say this has been a PR mess for United Airlines would be an understatement. It has been a worldwide disaster. America is angry. China is outraged. The video…

Getting Your Products Made in China on the Down Low

Getting Your Products Made in China on the Down Low No idea why but we have lately been seeing an increase in clients interested in getting their products from China anonymously. These companies want to have their products made in China without anybody knowing who in China is making them, and sometimes that that they are…

China Negotiating Lessons

China Negotiating Lessons Just read a post over at Andrew Hupert’s ChinaSolved Bog, entitled, 5 Negotiating Lessons from Sec. of State Tillerson’s Beijing Trip. Hupert, who I count among the foremost experts at negotiating with Chinese companies, uses Tillerson’s recent Beijing trip as the springboard for explaining five tips on how foreign companies should negotiate with Chinese companies….

China Trademarks: So-So Vibrations

China Trademarks: So-So Vibrations by Meaghan O’Malley. http://bit.ly/2nE4kcw The Boston-based hamburger chain Wahlburgers, founded by Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg and his brothers, recently announced plans to open three restaurants in China, with an ambitious goal of opening up to 100 restaurants in China over the next ten years. The project was announced as a joint…

Your China Counter-Party Has a U.S. Subsidiary: So What!

Your China Counter-Party Has a U.S. Subsidiary: So What! Does the Chinese company with which you are doing a deal have a United States subsidiary? Does this mere fact make you feel better about doing a deal with its China parent company? Why? Do you not realize that it is likely to be legally irrelevant?…