How to protect your IPR while doing business in China

One of my clients asked me a question, which I believe is a common concern: “How can we protect our IPR effectively in China?”   The following was my answer:   1. First of all, register your IPR in China, ASAP.  All IP laws & regulations in China are based on the protection for legitimate…

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Setting Up a JV with Partners That Can’t Communicate. (Bad Idea!)

We are presently buying some products from China. We want to set up manufacturing of these items in India either in Joint Venture or Technology Transfer arrangement with our present suppliers but they do not seem interested. Probably they do not seem to understand what we mean. How could we explain or persuade them to…

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Risks in setting up a partnership agreement

I want to be a partner in a company, headed by a Chinese person, in Shenzhen. I am an Indian. What should I do so we both can keep our rights safe? The company is nearly going to be closed, but I can make it stand again. Any agreement format, or any other thing you…

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