learn from this foreigner buyer’s experience with Chinese courts

“legalize it, don’t criticize it”   Rastafarian Peter Tosh was speaking about something else when he sang those words, but I’d like to talk about how to “legalize” your relationships with suppliers that you are protected in a local court of law.  You won’t have to “criticize it” if the system in China actually works…

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“They took the money and ran!”

Last November my daughter advanced money to one of our manufactures to lock in the price of a fabric that we expected to be popular. The manufacturer took the money but did not order the full amount of cloth. Unfortunately, the “they took the money and ran” is not uncommon in China. Fortunately, in my…

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Registering a Trademark in China

How do I register a trademark in China? China’s legal system is still coming into its own, evolving out of a communist system which has only recently taken issues of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) seriously. China also has a world class production base at favorable pricing. Combine this with a rapidly growing economy and changing…

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