Archive for March, 2017

Two Different Takes on China’s Company Registration Reform

There has been much talk recently among China lawyers and bloggers about a new “three in one” reform policy. The gist of this “policy” is that a company is now only required to obtain a single updated certificate, rather than the three previously required upon its establishment or after the company’s registered information is changed. [...]

Published by Mike Wang on March 31st, 2017 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

Expats Watch Out! Are you Paying all Required China Individual Income Tax?

Last week one of my client, an expatriate in China, sent an email to ask for legal advice regarding his individual income tax obligation and to confirm whether he is entitled to any tax refunds since he is going to leave China after ten years working here.
How to determine, a foreign employee’s individual income tax [...]

Published by Myra Kong on March 30th, 2017 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

Particulars in Employing Foreign Employees

Recently, we see more and more foreign employees working in our Chinese client’s enterprises. In comparison to employing the citizens, there are some particulars in respect of employing a foreign employee in China.
1.  When a local enterprise decides to employ a foreigner, the enterprise must apply for an Employment Permission for recruiting foreign employees and [...]

Published by Jacob Blacklock on March 22nd, 2017 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

This is how to Stop Infringing Products Once and for All at China Customs

Last week a potential corporate client visited our office to consult with our China Trademark and Patents counsel regarding IP protection in China. The client was concerned with competitors which may manufacture goods by using the client’s registered trademarks and wanted to discuss measures which can be taken to prevent the infringement of their registered [...]

Published by Jacob Blacklock on March 22nd, 2017 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

China to Pave Way for Patents on Disruptive Business Models

Business Method Patents in China? Software Patents in China? These are on the Horizon. The “New, New thing” in China now for everyone from lean-start-ups, to lumbering state owned enterprises, is obtaining patents. China’s large tech focused private companies and state owned companies alike are now thinking “Patent or Perish,” and the government is taking [...]

Published by Edward E. Lehman on March 20th, 2017 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

Measures for Publicizing Acts in Material Violation of Labor Protection Laws

Any employers should take note of this law. You activity towards employees may incur new legal liability and bad effect. Please refer to below:
“The administrative departments of human resources and social security shall publicize to society the following acts in material violation of labor protection laws that have been investigated and in regard to which [...]

Published by Mike Wang on March 17th, 2017 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

SIPO Issuing the Newly Revised Patent Review Guidelines

The Revised Patent Review Guidelines has been deliberated and approved by the SIPO, and will enter into force on 2017.4.1. The revised guideline shows that China is improving requirement on the quality of patent at the same time when encouraging innovation of enterprises, more and more companies to attach importance to improving the quality of [...]

Published by Joy Xu on March 16th, 2017 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

Make sure your China Employment Contract Doesn’t Conflict with your Handbook

Several days ago, one of our corporate clients came to me suggesting that the company would like to fire one of its employees due to the absence for 3 days in a single month without reason. The client further proved that the company has formulated the Employee Handbook with all of its employees in which [...]

Published by Crys Zheng on March 14th, 2017 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

Hot Topics in the China Two Sessions: the General Rules of Civil Law

The General Rules of Civil Law (Third Draft) (hereinafter referred to as “Third Draft”) has been submitted to the 5th Session of 12th NPC for review on March 13th. Today, we will review some important points about the General Rules of Civil Law.
The General Rules of Civil Law constitute a very important part of the [...]

Published by Myra Kong on March 13th, 2017 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

Highlights of China’s Revised Anti-Unfair Competition Law

The Stand Committee of China’s National People’s Congress submitted the revised draft of China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law on February 22nd, which is revised for the first time in the past 24 years. Here are several points companies and their employees should note while doing business in China following the proposed new amendment:
1. Using others’ unregistered [...]

Published by Joy Xu on March 8th, 2017 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »