I’ve received a couple of questions about the current dispute over the “Liu Xiang” trademark between Nike and a Shanghai clothing company, and although the case is fairly straightforward, here’s the FYI. As you probably know, the world-class hurdler Liu Xiang has a representation deal with Nike, so its therefore in Nike’s interest to nail [...]
After almost an entire week, I finally found a domestic news report that admits what really happened with this incident.
Is having a “double standard” in China now illegal? If so, that is really big news.
What if I told you that the US trade deficit with China is only half the size people think it is?
Want a quick introduction to the world of China counterfeiting? The New York Times has your weekend IP reading.
You don’t see stuff like this every day: It turns out that factory workers — not the activists labeled “preachy” by one expert, and not the Nike executives so wounded by criticism — get the last laugh. Villagers who “went out,” as Chinese say, for what critics described as dead-end manufacturing jobs are sending money [...]