China Manufacturing lawyers

Our China Manufacturing Agreements: In Chinese and for a Flat Fee

Should Your China Manufacturing Contract Be in English or Chinese? Many lawyers default to English without considering the downsides. In this post, I will explain why manufacturing contracts  usually fare better with Chinese as the official language. I will highlight the advantages of a Chinese language agreement and also discuss how my law firm’s experience

International Manufacturing Lawyers and NNN Agreements

Basic China Manufacturing “Advice”

Got an email this morning from a company asked only “for advice” about importing their specific product from China into the United States and the EU. My response was as follows: My advice is if you are not paying in advance, you do some combination of the following: Chinese Company Reputational Reports: You should have

International Product Liability lawyer

Reducing Your Product Liability Risks from Overseas Products

Introduction Imagine a child’s toy, gleaming with bright colors and designed for endless hours of fun. A toy which turned out to hold a lurking danger due to poor manufacturing processes. A month after hitting the shelves, there’s a widespread outcry. Parents are furious, the media is ablaze with criticism, and the company responsible faces

China employment law

A Proactive Approach for Preventing China Employment Problems

Chinese Employment Law Complexities Employers in China, (especially foreign employers) face myriad, complicated and hyper technical local employment laws. This often means that one small employer mistake can lead to big and expensive problems. As much as we wish all our employment law clients would first come to us requesting we audit their employment program

International manufacturing due diligence

Overseas Manufacturing Due Diligence: A Guide for Avoiding Costly Mistakes

Introduction A toy importer, thrilled about getting its toys from Vietnam at a great price paid $2 million upfront to a supposed “toy maker”. The dream turned into a nightmare when they realized there was no such Vietnamese toy maker, and no toys would ever materialize. This importer isn’t alone. Many foreign companies have faced

global trademark lawyers

Navigating the Madrid System and Global Trademark Protections

The Madrid Trademark System Securing global trademark protection is crucial for establishing strong brand recognition internationally. This post provides an overview of the Madrid Trademark System and how it can be leveraged to improve your global trademark protections, along with examining the alternative procedures required for territories outside the Madrid framework. The Madrid Trademark System

International Trademark Opposition Proceedings

Protecting Your Brand Internationally: Trademark Oppositions in China and Beyond

Introduction You’ve just come up with a catchy name for your new business, but there’s one crucial step before you can start splashing that name everywhere—ensuring no one else has a claim to it. This is where the world of trademarks and, specifically, trademark oppositions come into play. Think of a trademark opposition as someone

trademarking Chinese words

Trademark Similarity Across Languages

Introduction Picture this: A young entrepreneur named Alex (all names have been changed to protect the innocent) launches a trendy eco-friendly shoe line named “VerdeVoyage” in the U.S. After gaining popularity stateside, Alex decides to expand to China. However, unbeknownst to Alex, 绿行 (lvxing), which translates to “Green Journey”, is already a registered trademark for

International manufacturing delivery terms

Best Practices for International Manufacturing Term Sheets

Navigating International Manufacturing Agreements: The Power of Term Sheets Outsourcing manufacturing requires meticulous planning, skillful negotiation, and unwavering attention to detail. International Manufacturing Terms sheets can streamline this process, by helping manufacturers and product buyers establish crucial terms before embarking on the formal drafting of a comprehensive Manufacturing Agreement. The Role of Term Sheets Consider

International Lawyers

Navigating Supply Chain Challenges

The shifting winds surrounding China geopolitics  have left many companies feeling adrift. “We have been trying to diversify away from China manufacturing for years, but we’ve only managed to move about 10% of our supply chain out,” a client recently told me. “China still makes 80% of our products. Even if we wanted to pull