Protect Your IP from China
China Law Blog

The Four Best Ways to Protect Your IP from China

This post sets out the four most important steps you should take to protect your IP from China. These steps will minimize the likelihood of you having a China IP problem and maximize your chances of prevailing should such a problem actually arise.

China to Mexico Manufacturing
China Law Blog

Moving Manufacturing to Mexico from China: The Questions We Got

A few weeks ago, we did a webinar on moving manufacturing from China to Mexico. To watch the webinar, go here. To see the Powerpoints from the webinar, go here.

During the webinar we promised to post answers answers to questions we were asked but were unable to answer during the webinar. The below are an initial set of questions and answers. We will follow up with a part 2, with more questions and answers, in a few days. These questions are in no particular order. We received a number of questions that were very particular to a company or an industry and we will not be answering those questions on here, but if you email us, we will do so to the extent possible.

Shutting down a China WFOE
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Shutting Down a China WFOE: Don’t Go There

For reasons that ought to be apparent to anyone who reads the news, our China lawyers have of late been getting many emails from foreign companies looking at shutting down their China WFOE or just flee from China. Reduced to their essence, these emails usually focus on one of the following questions:

1. How do I do it correctly?

2. If I don’t do it correctly, what are the possible repercussions? Will I be safe in China?

We answer both questions in this post.

China WFOE Closures FAQs
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China WFOE Closures FAQs

China WFOE closures/shutdowns are rising due to China’s economic slowdown, its deteriorating relations with the rest of the world, and the difficulty of sending people to China because of its COVID restrictions. There is an old saying about how lawyers do well in good times and in bad times, just not in times when not

How to Handle China Factory Disputes
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China Factory Disputes

How to handle China factory disputes is a question our international manufacturing lawyers have been getting a lot of lately. Many China factories are in deep trouble due to declining sales stemming from the US-China Cold War, from its energy issues, and from its declining economy. I say this not just because of the economic statistics everyone sees, but also on the steady stream of emails our international manufacturing lawyers are getting from foreign companies reporting the usual range of problems whenever China’s factories are suffering. See China’s Slowdown and You.

China Sinosure how to fight back
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China Sinosure as Existential Threat

In this post, we explain what Sinosure is, how Sinosure works, what causes Sinosure to put foreign companies in its crosshairs, why Sinosure is so dangerous, and, how to fight back and win against it.

China Hostage lawyers
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Meng Wenzhou, the Two Michaels and China Hostage Taking: What YOU Need to Know

About a year ago, I spoke at a Berkeley Law School class regarding hostage taking in China. I presume I was brought on to speak about this because I helped Professor Chris Carr write an academic article on hostage taking in China, Commercial Hostages: Local vs. Foreigner Business Disputes in China. At my Berkeley talk,

China manufacturing moving to Mexico
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“Mexico is the New China” and Manufacturers are Moving There

The above is a direct quote from a client for whom my law firm is now in the process of helping his company move its production from China to Mexico. He said this about China and Mexico, right after setting saying that he “is done with China” because his company is unable to sell a