Category: Tech

The Export Control Risks of US-China Technology Collaboration

by Jian Bin (Ben) Gao and David Hardin As US-China trade expands to higher value goods and services, companies should carefully assess how us export control laws may affect their activities. US-China trade has grown beyond trade in low-cost goods,...

/ October 1, 2012

Obtaining and Enforcing Design Patents in China

Applications for design patents have grown rapidly in China in the last decade, but foreign companies are still reluctant to use design patents to protect their products.by Thomas T. MogaThe design patent was first introduced in China in 1985 as...

/ October 1, 2012

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

Domestic Innovation and Government Procurement Policies

New developments indicate China is moving to delink its innovation and government procurement policies.by US-China Business Council StaffIndigenous innovation, a policy concept that the PRC government developed to boost the creation and commercialization of home-grown ideas and technology, is an...

/ 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

Environmentally Friendly Consumers Emerge

PRC government policies and consumer preferences are going green, presenting new opportunities for US companies to sell sustainable products in China.by Julia KanThe economic downturn has affected business operations and consumer preferences significantly. Many companies are looking for ways to...

/ May 2, 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...