11 Views on China Intellectual Property Protection

10 Years: 11 Views on China Intellectual Property Protection

Insider's look at how to find and manage suppliers in China

A comprehensive tutorial designed to help professional buyers improve their strategic sourcing and supply chain management

China Sourcing Academy (CSA) lecturer Mike Bellamy has been blogging for a decade. CSA selected the best 100+ posts (covering 18 different sub-topics) from his various blogs for their relevance to international buyers doing business with China. Each week we pick a topic and offer the best post about that topic pulled from Mike’s 100+ posts.

In other words, we hope to bring you the best of the best from the past decade of blogs!

First to register, not first to market

If you register your IP, you will have the Chinese courts on your side. Believe it or not!

Sub topics to be covered in the series: General Sourcing, Scams, Safe Payment Practices, VAT, Exclusivity & Distributor Agreements, Contracts & Legal Issues, Intellectual Property, Supplier Validation/ Due Diligence/ RFQ, Logistics, Quality Assurance, Project Management/ Vendor Coordination/ Communications, Ethics, Middlemen/Agents/ Consultants/Trading Companies/ Brokers, Business Formation, Small Order Issues, Labor Rates, Engineering, Compliance

This week’s topic/ selected blog posts:

Intellectual Property

Michael Jordan forgets to register his IP. Learn how not to make the same mistake.

If your IP is being violated, it is most likely taking place in these 9 hotbeds of illegal activity.

Gray Channels. What they are, Why it hurts, What to do About it.

Quality Control and Design Security

Case study: fight gray channel imports, protect your brand & revenue

How to register, protect and monitor intellectual property (Part 1 of 3) (Part 2 of 3) (Part 3 of 3)

Cultural element to intellectual property theft in China?

Land Rover fails to register their IP (lessons for buyers)

Problems with unauthorized gray channel imports

Like McDonalds & KFC, then you’ll love “McFC”

Who Owns the IP? Is it Safe to Buy From China?

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