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I plan to manufacture in China but not sell there, should I still register my IP there?

On one of your video tutorials you mentioned the importance of protecting IP.   And you said u had some lawyers u could recommend.  Although our product will not sell in China am I correct that you would I still recommend registering it there?

Yes, I strongly suggest you register you

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Insider’s look at legal services in China: Dispute Resolution: Fee Structure (Negotiations, Demand Letters & Litigation) (Part 16)

Fee Structure

The following fees are listed in “RMB” which is the Chinese currency also known as “CNY” or “Chinese Yuan”. Payment may be made in any major currency at the day’s given exchange rate. Visit to check the exchange rate of your currency against the CNY.

Lawyer   Fee on

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How to buy a piece of production equipment in China.

I’m thinking about setting up a small production line in USA, I think I found a supplier in China who will sell me the piece of equipment I need. Any suggestions?  BTW, I like your newsletter.

I have two suggestions:

One: Regardless if you are buying 1 unit or 100 units, you

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Insider’s look at legal services in China: Dispute Resolution: Introduction & Process (Negotiations, Demand Letters & Litigation) (Part 15)

Typical Dispute Resolution Project Steps


Step One: Confirm if you are dealing with a scam or a legit entity

If it’s a scam, your options depend on the amount of money involved

If over $30,000, it makes sense to engage a private investigator. Most law firms don’t provide this service, but I would

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

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)

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.

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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