"Protecting your IP and Patents in China" ACSME Roundtable - October 2018

"Protecting your IP and Patents in China" ACSME Roundtable - October 2018

The American Chamber of Commerce in China conducts an annual survey to identify the major challenges faced by US companies in their China operations. For the past 5 years, the issue of IP has not been in their Top 5. As an example, they see inconsistent regulations or current labour conditions as more important challenges to their business than IP protection.

“Are you China ready?” ACSME Roundtable - September 2018

“Are you China ready?” ACSME Roundtable - September 2018

To work with Chinese people, you must understand their habits and behaviours. In Western businesses, many issues are discussed up front whereas in China, people tend to bond in smaller trusted circles. This can lead to a situation where it’s hard for people to speak directly with each other. Meeting in the middle is very important for both Australians and Chinese, they need to travel to their respective countries.