Conducting Business in China: An Intellectual Property Perspective

ISBN : 9780199760220

Lei Mei
304 ページ
175 x 233 mm

With the rise of the Chinese economy and consumer market, intellectual property (IP) conflicts in Sino-U.S. business transactions are increasing, and consequently, companies are intent on achieving maximum IP values in China-related cross-border transactions. Conducting Business in China: An Intellectual Property Perspective provides readers with the necessary guidance on conducting business in China from an intellectual property perspective, offering specific advice on how to profitably leverage technology and IP assets while minimizing potential risk for companies and their Chinese counterparts.


Chapter 1 IP Practice in the New Global Economy
Chapter 2 China's IP System and Trade Regulations
I. Introduction
II. Rise of the Chinese Economy
III. Evolution of the Chinese IP System
A. China's Official IP Strategy
B. Chinese Patent Law
C. Chinese Trademark Law
D. Chinese Copyright Law
E. Chinese IP Practice
IV. Trade Regulations
A. Law Against Unfair Competition
B. Pricing Law
C. Anti-Monopoly Law
V. Conclusion
Chapter 3 Learning Business and Legal Cultures in China
I. Introduction
II. Framework of the Social Network in China
III. Business and Legal Culture in China
A. Business Culture
B. Legal Culture
IV. Learning the Chinese Way
A. Common Misconceptions
B. Five Dos
C. Five Don'ts
V. Conclusion
Chapter 4 IP Conflicts in Sino-U.S. Business Transactions
I. Introduction
II. Overview of IP Conflicts
III. Case Studies
A. The CD/DVD Industry
B. The Digital TV Industry
C. The Telecommunications Industry
D. The Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries
IV. Trend in IP Conflicts
V. Conclusion
Chapter 5 Extracting IP Values in Cross-Border Transactions
I. Introduction
II. Leading Edge Technologies
III. China-Centric IP Practice
A. Patent Portfolio Management
B. Technology Transfer and Licensing
C. Patent Litigation in Federal Courts
D. Section 337 Investigation
IV. Deficiencies in the Traditional Business Model
V. Conclusion
Chapter 6 Understanding Business Implications of International
IP Practice
I. Introduction
II. Business Implications of International IP Practice
A. Leverage of the Chinese Market
B. Impact of the Government's Involvement
III. Case Studies
A. Chint v. Schneider
B. Holley Communications v. Samsung Electronics
C. Apple iPhone and iPad Trademarks in China
D. Siemens in China
IV. Conclusion
Chapter 7 Developing IP Strategies for Structuring Successful
Business Deals
I. Introduction
II. Rethinking of the IP Practice in the New Age
III. A Business-Oriented Approach: Finding a Win-Win Situation
A. Three General Lessons Regarding Doing Business
in China
B. Five Ways U.S. Companies Can Benefit from China's
IP Policies
IV. IP Strategies for Structuring Successful Business Deals
A. China-Inbound Transactions
B. China-Outbound Transactions
V. Conclusion
Chapter 8 Future of the China-Related IP Practice
Appendix A: Patent Law of the People's Republic of China
Appendix B: Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China
Appendix C: Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China
Appendix D: Anti-Monopoly Law of the People's Republic of China


Lei Mei is the managing partner of Mei & Mark LLP, a Washington, DC based intellectual property and litigation law firm. A Chinese native and graduate of Duke University Law School, Mr. Mei counsels large and emerging companies in the U.S. and China regarding IP issues and strategies, drawing from his unique experience in business, technology, and law.