In China, manufacturers face real concerns about counterfeiting, gray market sales and other violations of intellectual property rights. China is increasingly acknowledging these problems by instituting legal changes, strengthening administrative and judicial enforcement mechanisms and developing the rule of law culture. However, as in other markets, companies can avail themselves of a variety of real-world solutions to protecting their intellectual property and technology.
For many companies, sourcing from or selling in China has become a business imperative for both defensive and offensive reasons. Hence, companies must find practical ways to protect their intellectual property and technology by implementing a matrix of management, contractual and governmental enforcement solutions. Attorney Grossman has more than 30 years of experience with these issues.