How can the court in China apply pressure to help you recover money?
You won the court case but the loser hasn’t paid you the court appointed damages. What pressure can the court in China apply to help you recover funds? Have you won a court case in China recently but the losing party won’t pay the court appointed damages? If yes, then this article is for…Read More
Trademark Longevity in the PRC
After a year and half, our client’s trademark was finally granted by the Trademark Office in Beijing. The client asked me: “Do you have any guidance on requirements for usage and requirements for ongoing maintenance?” Good question. It occurred to me that this is something important for people to know about, after they tried so…Read More
4 Simple Ways to Protect yourself in the New Year
It’s a new year and new scams are on the rise. Make sure you’re prepared. An English speaking Chinese lawyer explains the best ways protect yourself in China Be sure to register your IP. China recognizes IP if it’s registered in China and not if it’s on the market or already registered in your home…Read More
3 Protections Registering Your Trademark in China Will Grant You.
If you are reading this blog, then you know by now that you must register your trademark in China to get any real legal protection in China. But you my be asking what specific protection can be expected? According to the revised Trademark Law, implemented in 2013: An English Speaking Chinese lawyer gives 3 tips…Read More
PRC Releases New Trademark Amendment, Violators Face Fines: ~500K USD
The Year China Finally Got Serious about Trademarks. China was known as a knock off nation, but now that Chinese companies finally have Intellectual Property of their own, it is no surprise that the central authorities are taking measures to protect their home grown intellectual property. In June of 2013, China moved into first…Read More
Are Bilingual Contracts Necessary?
Bilingual Chinese Lawyer Answers: “Are Bilingual Contracts Necessary?” After our presentation regarding the importance of bilingual contracts at the Hong Kong sourcing fair hosted by Global Sources, some clients wrote me asking more about bilingual contracts. A few clients wanted to know, “Do you really think Bilingual contracts are necessary?” I understand clients’ concerns. We’re…Read More
How to protect your IPR while doing business in China
How can we protect our Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) effectively in China? Q&A with Sophie: An English Speaking Lawyer in China One of my clients asked me a question today that I believe is a common concern, so I thought I should blog about it. The following are are the key points from my…Read More