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?…

The China Company within YOUR Company

The China Company within YOUR Company Many years ago, a very good client of mine in the international food brokerage business learned that one of its employees had set up a rival company and was using my client’s resources to generate business for that rival company. To grossly oversimplify, whenever this employee would find a…

China IP Theft: Why Pay for Technology?

China IP Theft: Why Pay for Technology? Our China lawyers do the legal work on all sorts of transactions with China, ranging from relatively simply manufacturing contracts to purchase widgets to relatively complicated joint venture deals to technology licensing deals to mergers and acquisitions (involving both the purchasing of a Chinese company by a Western company…

China Counterfeiting: 8 Common Myths

China Counterfeiting: 8 Common Myths Eight China counterfeiting myths go up in flames 1. There’s no way to protect my brand in China against counterfeits, so I may as well not try. This is both false and self-defeating. China offers a number of ways to protect your IP, and is getting better every year. The first…