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Trademark Longevity in the PRC

By Mike / January 20, 2014

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…

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AsiaBridge Law - Engaging Lawyers in Asia | starting a business in china

4 Simple Ways to Protect yourself in the New Year

By Mike / January 6, 2014

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…

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3 Protections Registering Your Trademark in China Will Grant You.

By Mike / October 31, 2013

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…

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Be Smart, not Sorry, when Drawing up Contracts

By Mike / July 7, 2013

China Business Law: Behind the scenes with an English Speaking Chinese Lawyer This morning, I spoke with a client. He said he needs a simple supply contract to use for his sourcing business in China. I sent him a checklist, so that he can let me know what he expects the contract to specify. He…

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Choosing Your Business Vehicle: Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises

By Mike / April 26, 2013

An English Speaking Chinese Lawyer Explains about WFOE (WOFE) in China Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises (WFOE) (sometimes written as WOFE), usually take the form of limited liability companies and the liability of the foreign investor in respect of the WFOE is limited to the amount of capital it agrees to contribute.   The risk (sometimes…

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