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How Baidu Won the Battle of Domain Name Squatting in China?

Squatters are always on the lookout for opportunities   The world of the internet can be a wild place, with some people always on the lookout for opportunities to make a quick buck. One of the most common ways they do this is through domain name squatting, also known as cybersquatting. Domain name squatting involves […]

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business secrets protection

China NNN Agreement Explained in Plain English

For your reference, please find a sample China NNN Agreement agreement (in bilingual language versions) following this blog.   Small businesses are facing significant challenges in 2023. Many SMEs attempt to curtail expenditures by scrutinizing current suppliers or plan to engage new original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). When an SME engages a new OEM in China,

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Outsourcing to China – Best Practices for SMEs to Avoid Scams and Protect IP

– The Best Practices for Small Businesses to Avoid Scams and Protect IP when outsourcing to China Outsourcing production to China can be a cost-effective way for small North American businesses to manufacture their products. However, it’s important to be aware of potential scams and fraud when dealing with Chinese suppliers. In this blog post,

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China contract

Pro Tips: Avoid Contract Disputes with Chinese Partners

A Practical Guide for North American SMEs to Avoid Contract Disputes with Chinese Companies In the current business environment, trust between Chinese companies and Western businesses has decreased. There are more risks in the Chinese economy. As a result, contract disputes occur more often than before. It is crucial for North American small businesses to

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breach of contract risk

Red Flags for China Importer Payment Default

For a North American business that plans to sell to the Chinese market, the importance of receiving sufficient payment from the importer cannot be overstated. Regardless of how favourable the deal may seem, failure to receive payment can make or break the deal entirely. Therefore, it’s crucial to be aware of potential “Red Flags” that

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Outsourcing

Engaging an OEM in China? Put these two things on your to-do list

When engaging a Chinese company to be your original equipment manufacturer (OEM), it is crucial to take precautions and follow well-established advice to avoid common pitfalls. Due Diligence on an OEM The main way of avoiding scams and fraud is to conduct a thorough due diligence exercise. 1. Legitimacy of an OEM Determining the legitimacy

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Contract

How to Protect Your Business in China with an Enforceable Contract

A business contract is pointless if it cannot be enforced. Therefore, it is essential that any contract be drafted with enforceable elements and thoroughly reviewed. Here are four considerations for a contract to be enforceable when doing business in China: 1. The governing language While businesses can decide to use English or other foreign languages

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China Legal Risks

Top Three Legal Risks for Business Owners in 2023

There are several legal risks for doing business in China, but what matters to your business the most in 2023? In this article, our platform’s China legal experts have identified the top three legal risks for doing business in China in 2023. We wanted to share this insight with our audience as the new year

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Demand Letter

Four tips on when to use a Demand Letter to protect your business interest

Demand letters are very common in commercial legal disputes for businesses in countries such as Canada and the United States, and they rarely cause much concern for their recipients. In China, however, lawyer demand letters (often called “lawyer’s letters”) are much less common, meaning they are viewed much more seriously, and people generally respond to

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