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Will the Embassy help me get my money back from a supplier who cheated me?

April 15, 2014 Ask the Experts Q&A

I am seeking help and advice in recovering my money from a cheating company. We have been scammed $8400 in a cash deposit just before Chinese Holidays when visited China and meet the seller for a second time.

My bank issued LC to this company but canceled after seller’s disappearance next day after deposit was paid. We have a hard copy signed contract as you

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Insider’s look at legal services in China: Contracts & Purchase Orders (Part 14)

April 10, 2014 Another China Blog, Blogs

On behalf of the client, a China based lawyer can prepare new contracts from scratch based on proven templates or they can simply review your existing documents and offer a legal opinion.

For new documents, typical project steps are as follows:

Review client’s objectives and concerns for the document
Draft English version for

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7 items you probably forgot to put in your contract with the factory.

April 8, 2014 Ask the Experts Q&A

In your blog post “how to set up contracts with factories and service providers” you said:

“Many buyers don’t ask about the contract and simply place a PO. Most PO’s don’t address issues like non-conformance, delivery issues, quality standards, confidentiality…and such.”

I have ordered custom products and I want to own the

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Insider’s look at legal services in China: IP Registration: Invention Patents (Time Frame & Typical Fees) (Part 13)

April 3, 2014 Another China Blog, Blogs

Time Frame for an Invention Patent

The total procedure depends on the project scope and national holidays, but the average project takes at least 32 months from the time the application is submitted to the point where the IP is protected.
Typical Fee Structure for an Invention Patent Registration in China

The following

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Insider’s look at legal services in China: IP Registration: Invention Patents (Application Process & Documents Required) (Part 12)

March 27, 2014 Another China Blog, Blogs

Documents required by a lawyer from the client for an Invention Patent

Forward to the lawyer the patent application you have submitted in your home market. If you are submitting in China first, the lawyer will help you prepare a technical disclosure document.


Next in the series

IP Registration:  Invention Patents

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