For those who missed them, are the video recording to some recent events: On April 27, 2021 BCLT hosted our third annual “Tech Trade and China” program. The focus this year was […]
USTR released its Special 301 Report (the “Report”) on April 30, 2021. The China except is attached here. The Report addresses a wider range of IP issues than in many prior years. […]
What were the reasons for the closing of the Houston Chinese Consulate? This blog explores the various legal and political reasons for its closure as well as later discovered information on the involvement of the Houston Consulate in technology misappropriation.
MofCOM Releases Draft Foreign Investment Complaint Rules: How Good Will It Be For Forced Tech Transfer?
On March 23, 2019 the Ministry of Commerce released its Rules for Foreign Investment Complaints (Draft for Public Comment (外商投资企业投诉工作办法[征求意见稿]) (the “Rules”). Comments are due by April 22. This is one of […]
Two major China IP events occurred in late November and December. One of them was the long-awaited first phase of a settlement of the US-China trade war. The second was the nomination […]
Foreign Investment Law Implementing Regs Open For Public Comment: Administrative and Punitive Enforcement Ascends Again
The Ministry of Justice had published a draft of the Foreign Investment Law Implementing Regulations for public comment. Chinalawtranslate has prepared an English translation of the proposed regulations and of the law […]
Here is my attempt to unpack recent legislation and their relevance to the on-going trade dispute. In recent months, China has amended its Foreign Investment Law, the Technology Import/Export Regulations (“TIER”), the […]
“Most people use statistics the way a drunkard uses a lamp post, more for support than illumination.” Mark Twain What are the losses due to “IP Theft” from China? On a recent […]
(from the OECD report, discussed below) While President Trump has extended the truce on the trade war, academic and business debate around the nature of “forced technology transfer” (FTT) practices in China […]
“The real question is so we do a memorandum of understanding, …. How long will that take to put into a final binding contract” (President Trump) “From now on … we are […]