John Tan
  • VPN in China, Should You Worry? Anyone that has ever been to China at least once will be familiar with the internet censorship that one can expect to experience while visiting or living in the country. One common way of circumventing the problem is using what is called a Virtual Private Network (VPN). The “Great Firewall of China” is a government […] 4 min read February 8, 2018
  • Famous Trademarks and the Protections Offered Under Chinese IP Law to Such Marks China Law And Protecting Trademarks China is a “first registration ” jurisdiction when it comes to trademark protection, meaning that the first individual or corporate entity to register a trademark will generally take priority over subsequent applicants. This can give significant leverage to a “squatter” who applies for a trademark in the name of a […] 6 min read March 1, 2017
  • Independent Contractors in China: Worth the Risk? China Independent Contractor Lawyers As its economy has evolved China’s labor laws have also evolved.  While independent contractors, an increasingly common trend in the United States and Japan, the world’s first and third largest economies, respectively, continue to embrace this model with increasing enthusiasm, this labor model has not taken off in the same way […] 8 min read February 3, 2017
  • Should You Register Your Trademark in Chinese? Many foreign businesses are reluctant to register their brand name into Chinese, assuming that the brand will be recognizable, distinctive, and protected by one trademark filing. In reality, it is critical to ensure that the trademark name is also registered in Chinese. To begin with, it is important to understand that if the trademark is […] 5 min read December 22, 2016