As part of the Canton Fair Experience, we are teaching entrepreneurs to develop unique products, validate the need in the marketplace, and source those products in China at the Canton Fair by negotiating the right price and specifications with factories there.
Protecting your intellectual property is one of the most important considerations if you are in e-commerce and you sell products manufactured in China. You should be aware of the legal considerations for dealing with suppliers, sourcing agents, and factories there so that you can protect your brand, your intellectual property, and your profits.
Watch this compelling interview with Dan Harris of the China Law blog to find out how to avoid scams, how to structure contracts to ensure both parties are protected, and why trademarking your brand in China is a critical step for protecting your products and profits; among other important considerations.
In this interview, Dan gives us shocking examples of brands that have lost everything due to their lack of basic due diligence when sourcing and manufacturing products in China. Mr. Harris also tells us the most important things we need to know before communicating with suppliers, how to vet the validity of a contract or agreement, and when to hire an attorney.
Take the time to watch this interview. You will thank me later.
Dan Harris is internationally regarded as a leading authority on legal matters related to doing business in China and in other emerging economies in Asia.
Forbes Magazine, Business Week, Fortune Magazine, BBC News, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Economist, CNBC, The New York Times, and many other major media players, have looked to him for his perspective on international law issues.
Dan writes and speaks extensively on Chinese law with a focus on protecting foreign businesses in their China operations and he has had the rare honor of being designated a “Super Lawyer.” His China Law Blog, co-authored by HB Lawyer Steve Dickinson, is regarded as one of the best law blogs on the web today. The ABA Journal (American Bar Association) recently named the China Law Blog to its Blawg Hall of Fame (a designation given to the top 20 law blogs of all time).