Inventors: When to get a patent for your new product

Inventors with a new product concept are rightly concerned with IP protection. They sometimes ask if they should invest in a patent for their new idea ASAP. Renaud and Andrew join Adrian to cover this topic here. You’ll learn about … Continue reading

Patent Infringement In China. What To Do If You're Affected

Here’s an interesting, yet unfortunate scenario about IP infringement in China. You have designed a new product and have found a Chinese manufacturing partner (supplier) to help develop and manufacture it under a manufacturing agreement. Nothing uncommon here. But how … Continue reading

Will A China NNN Agreement Protect Us If We Start Assembling Products There?

Security of your IP is a great concern these days, especially if you’re manufacturing an innovative product that is selling well. For this reason, some businesses choose to ship their China-made components to the West and do assembly there. But … Continue reading

Chinese Copycats: A Real Problem For Entrepreneurs?

IP protection is always a concern for businesses and entrepreneurs, especially when manufacturing an innovative new product. Chinese copycats, or fast followers, are a threat to your new product and business as these vendors may mobilize quickly to copy and … Continue reading

How To Protect Product IP When Working With Contractors In Different Locations [5 tips]

Entrepreneurs, hardware startups, and various SMEs commonly outsource parts of their new product manufacturing project to various individuals and companies around the world, such as product designers and factories. But one worry they have is how to protect product IP … Continue reading

How far does an NNN agreement need to go to protect your IP in China?

Not every strong NNN agreement is perfect. For instance, your NNN agreement may seem to be ‘watertight,’ providing excellent protection of your IP, but it may lead to difficulties in working with Chinese suppliers or with service providers if it’s too … Continue reading

How To Create A Valid Manufacturing Contract In China To Protect Your IP

China is the perfect location for start-up companies and SMEs from all over the world to bring innovative products to life, but without knowing how to create a manufacturing contract in China which will protect your IP and more, any … Continue reading