Category: Intellectual Property

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?

Higher royalty rates could improve China’s access to foreign technology.by Thomas T. MogaConcerns 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...

/ 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

Tackling Intellectual Property Infringement in China

Companies can use several official channels to deal with intellectual property rights violations by Ryan Ong Companies face a challenging, rapidly evolving intellectual property rights (IPR) landscape in China. PRC officials are increasingly cognizant of the importance of IPR protection...

/ March 1, 2009

Managing Business Risks

Wise companies prepare for—and minimize their exposure to—risks when investing in China. On the surface, China appears to be one vast market with a strong central government. But deeper down, China is a conglomerate of disparate markets that vary in their...

/ November 1, 2006