International

Since China’s Cybersecurity Law (“CSL”) came into force on June 1, 2017, its privacy and security regulations have been constantly updated and clarified. This year on January 25, 2018, China officially published National Standards on Information Security Technology – Personal Information Security Specification (“PI Specification”),...

Why Register a Trademark in China? China follows a “first-to-file” system rather than a “first-to-use” system. As a result, trademark rights are granted to individuals or entities that file a trademark first. In addition, because trademarks are territorial, China does not recognize trademarks registered in other...

First there was an Industrial Revolution, then a Cultural Revolution, and now an Agricultural Revolution. The Royse AgTech Innovation Network brought Silicon Valley to China this past December, hosting pitches, panels and presentation events in Shanghai, Beijing, ShenZhen and Hangzhou (and additional events in Taipei, Hong...

Five Things to Consider Before Expanding into China 1. Is the investment allowed under Chinese law? Although China has become increasingly receptive to different types of foreign investment, not all foreign investments are currently welcome or allowed. In 2017, China published a catalogue which contains guidance for different...

We have observed two recent trends relating to Chinese investment in early stage U.S. high tech companies which have caused entrepreneurs to consider restructuring their ventures to have a presence in China. We generally encourage our clients to consider every alternative for investment and these...

Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman to President Donald Trump, was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 27, 2017. Counts three through six of the indictment are for his failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts for calendar years 2011-2014....

The U.S. attracts foreign investment and entrepreneurs by providing various incentives in the tax code for starting and expanding American businesses. It can also contain traps, however, for the poorly advised. The following is a brief overview of the U.S. tax laws as they apply...

On September 13, 2017, The Trump administration accepted the recommendation from the Committee on foreign investment in the United State[1] (CFIUS) and blocked the purchase of a U.S. semiconductor company (“Lattice”) by a Chinese investment firm (“Canyon Bridge”), citing national security concerns for reasons including: •...

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