Withdraw from China: Can It Be Done?

Although it may seem sheer lunacy to some due to the rapid growth of the Chinese economy in recent decades, particularly with its status as the world’s second largest economy, some iconic Western brands have found themselves unable to achieve any success in the Chinese market. This has led some Western brands to pull out of […]

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One of the Paraguayan Business Opportunities for Foreign Industries

Paraguay has been recognized as an excellent opportunity for foreign goods, products or services – actually for the foreign companies that own those products, goods or services. These are introduced –temporarily– into the country in order to be assembled, repaired, improved, worked on, or processed, and finally exported to the foreign country again, in which […]

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Fighting Counterfeits in China – Light at the End of the Tunnel?

While many foreign companies believe that China represents an exceptional business opportunity, concerns over patent, trademark, and copyright protection have long been viewed as a barrier to moving forward. While knock-off and copy-cat products originate in many countries, China was for years — and still is — considered the most flagrant offender. In a private conversation with the Technical Services […]

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China’s New Trademark Law: Greater Protection, Higher Penalties and More Efficient Registration

The new Trademark Law was passed on August 30, 2013, to take effect on May 1, 2014, after nearly 10 years of revisions and several rounds of public comment. China’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress made a hearty attempt to outline ways to streamline trademark registration processing, afford greater protection for trademark owners […]

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