How to Protect Your Business in China

American companies often cannot afford not to do business with China. Whether having their manufacturing done in China or selling their products or services to the Chinese market, companies involved with China need up-to-date legal advice on how to prevent their technology and other intellectual property from being counterfeited, pirated, or otherwise misappropriated. Transactions done in or with China can devalue your IP not just in China, but in markets around the world. Understanding how to manage IP issues in China can go a long way towards safeguarding your IP.

Please join Dan Harris as he explains how to use the following to protect your IP from China:

  • Choosing a good Chinese partner
  • Identifying your IP assets that need protection
  • Structuring your China deal
  • Drafting your China contracts to protect your IP
  • Registering trademarks, patents, copyrights, and licensing agreements in China
  • Responding when you’ve been copied

Dan Harris Bio:

Dan Harris is the founding member of Harris Bricken, an international boutique law firm with offices in Seattle, Barcelona, Beijing, Portland, and San Francisco. Dan’s practice focuses on protecting American and European companies in their overseas (mostly Asian) operations. He is also a prolific and widely followed blogger, writing as the co-author of the award-winning China Law Blog

Jeff Holtmeier Bio:

Jeff Holtmeier is a consummate serial entrepreneur in technology and communications, with numerous companies founded, built and successfully sold or transitioned. His holding company, GENext controls assets including companies in China, USA and Pakistan. He has over a dozen years of China experience with many established and far-reaching relationships. He is a co-founder of PRC based Cernet-Koncept a digital media company whose technology platform is deployed in more than 2,100 Chinese universities. His CUBD company has assisted many US companies in successfully and rapidly gaining traction in mainland China. Jeff was the recipient of perhaps the most recognizable business award in the USA, the Ernst & Young, NASDAQ/USA Today “Entrepreneur of the Year” as well as a finalist in 2010 for the “International Business Award“.