Renaud welcomes Dan Harris, Partner of the Seattle-headquartered and globally officed Harris Sliwoski LLP and long-time writer of the China Law Blog, to the podcast! Over the years he has shared so much valuable information for importers who buy from and manufacture in China; a key topic being keeping IP safe when purchasing from Chinese suppliers.

So in this episode, we delve into Dan’s decades of assisting Western companies navigate doing business with Chinese suppliers and get his tips on common IP risks and steps you can take to protect your business.


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Episode sections

  • 00:00 – Greetings and introduction
  • 03:27 – What are the major risks to IP concerning working with Chinese companies that Western businesses should look out for?
  • 07:58 – Western companies consistently underestimate the risks of their technology and IP being used against them.
  • 13:39 – Has the Chinese legal system evolved for the better (or worse) regarding IP protection?
  • 20:11 – Protection 1: The right partner.
  • 28:11 – Protection 2: The right contract.
  • 30:21 – Protection 3. The right protections.
  • 38:26 – Wrapping up.


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