Category: Intellectual Property

Chinese Agencies Involved in IPR Enforcement

Administrative enforcement of IPR is unique to China. Here are the major agencies able to conduct enforcement actions. State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC)  The Trademark Office, under SAIC, is located in Beijing and has authority over trademark registration...

/ October 1, 2012

Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in China

Foreign companies that do business in China should become familiar with the Chinese system for enforcing intellectual property rights.by Thomas I. RossChina’s oft-stated reputation for being lax on protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) can deter foreign companies that want...

/ October 1, 2012

China’s Special Campaign to Combat IPR Infringement

Now that China’s recent intellectual property rights enforcement campaign has ended and the government has tallied initial results, companies question how long the positive impact will last.by Brad Williams and Danielle MihalkaninPRC Premier Wen Jiabao introduced a campaign to combat...

/ October 1, 2011

Tech Transfer Turning Point?

By Thomas T. Moga Concerns about training foreign competitors and losing trade secrets have tempered the drive for foreign companies to send their most advanced technology to China, but much of this resistance has to do with the reward itself. After...

/ September 1, 2010

Domestic Innovation and Procurement

Recent developments have raised concern among foreign-invested enterprises that want to tap the country’s government procurement market.by US-China Business Council staffSome foreign companies in China have reported increasing difficulty in making sales to government entities in China—whether a government agency,...

/ May 1, 2010

Can China’s Government Procurement Market Be Cracked?

China’s preference for domestic products continues to worry foreign firms, but companies can take steps to improve their chances of succeeding in China’s government procurement market.by Jason Matechak and Brett GersonSince China first opened its gates to foreigners, US companies...

China’s New Patent Regime

Changes to China’s patent regime provide greater clarity.by Douglas Clark, Geoffrey Lin, and Alex XiaDuring the past year, legislative and regulatory changes have clarified China’s patent regime and improved its transparency. The amended PRC Patent Law took effect October 1,...

Transferring Technology to Transform China—Is It Worth It?

Business opportunities and PRC government programs encourage foreign companies to transfer technology to China, but doing so may pose significant long-term risks.by Kenneth Jarrett and Amy WendholtTechnology transfer has been a focus of China’s growth plans for decades. This focus...

Survey Reveals Cautious Optimism

Companies responding to USCBC’s 2009 membership survey remain optimistic about China despite the economic recession’s sting.by US-China Business Council staffEach year, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) surveys its members on their views of their priorities when doing business with China....

/ November 1, 2009

Fraud in Hard Times

Many of the measures a company should take to prevent fraud in tough times should already be in place. by Frank Hawke The incidence of fraud or, more broadly, noncompliance increases during times of economic stress for many reasons. Individuals...

/ September 1, 2009