After months of interruptions in trade talks between the United States and China, President Trump announced that there had been “substantial progress.” Such progress will lead to the U.S. postponing implementation of higher tariffs.
Many American companies create joint ventures in order to expand their market and lessen the risks that they face. Yet efforts by American companies to form joint ventures in China have often been problematic.
Many businesses have concerns about operational costs and regulatory scrutiny when doing business. This is not unique to doing business in any particular location. And while there are obstacles to doing business in China, there are also many reasons for why businesses wish to relocate there.
For many companies, “business as usual” includes an occasional dispute. Whether it relates to a contractual matter, personal injury or copyright infringement allegation, most companies face legal trouble at some point. However, when those issues become a matter of international law, they immediately grow in complexity. But what does that have to do with a cellular company?
Intellectual property concerns patents, trademarks and trade secrets, copyrights and copyrighted works. Because it is so valuable to companies, legislators design laws concerning intellectual property in order to protect inventors, authors, musicians and authors. Yet concerns of intellectual property theft in China continue.