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How To Find A Good Patent Attorney in China

I recommend that you begin the patent process by doing your own legwork on how to get a patent. Go to your local library and read Peter Chu's  "Patent It Yourself" book as well as any other books on the subject. This book is also available at China main law bookstores.

Although this research can be time consuming, if you familiarize yourself with the steps involved, you will have a good general understanding of the legal process involved, which will help you work better with your patent attorney, and ultimately help you cut your costs in the long run.


The importance of registering your trademark in China

  1. Trademerk registration makes it easier to protect a mark against would-be copiers in China market.A trademark is either a word, phrase, symbol or design, or plural combination, which identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods or services of one party from those of others.
  2. A service mark is the same as a trademark except that it identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than a product.

Source of Foreign Employee Rights in China employment law

When the economy slows, companies run into difficulties, businesses scale back their workforce, and layoffs increase. Rumors may start flying that lay-offs are imminent and jobs are at risk. In fact, if you look at what has happened with major corporations recently, downsizing is often not predictable.

Contract Rights
Employees who have an individual contract with their employer or employees covered by a union/collective bargaining agreement would be covered under the stipulations in the contract if their employment is terminated.


A free sample seperation agreement draw up by a China divorce lawyer

Generally, a separation agreement is the result of much discussion and negotiation surrounding divisions of assets and liabilities and any support, maintenance, custody or visitation issues. If you are going through a divorce or separation, the sample separation agreement below will help you to start thinking about and preparing for these discussions and negotiations. Your attorney may choose to use the sample agreement as a resource, but will want to draft an agreement specifically tailored to your situation.

Note that if you and your spouse agree on a resolution to all of the main issues in the sample separation agreement prior to meeting with your attorneys, you may pay less in attorney's fees. This might be a possibility in less complicated separations, such as those stemming from a short-term marriage with no children.


Wrongful dismissal or unfair dismissal in China employment law - A explanation by China employment lawyer

Definition: Wrongful termination happens when an employee is discharged from employment for illegal reasons or if company policy is violated when the employee is fired.

In many cases, unless there is a contract or bargaining agreement, employees are considered covered under employment at will, which means your employer doesn't need a reason to fire you. However an employee can be wrongfully terminated if discrimination is involved in the termination, if public policy is violated, or if company policy states guidelines for termination.


How to draw up a divorce agreement in a uncontested divorce

Uncontested Divorce

With a divorce rate that’s rising higher every year, unhappily married people are interested in a quick way to dissolve their unions. An uncontested divorce is their best solution.

An uncontested divorce is an inexpensive and simple divorce. With this type of divorce, parting couples who aren’t fighting against divorcing can dissolve their failed marriage privately. However, some details of your agreement will be available as information on public records.


China divorce lawyer give you advice when you decide you get divorced with your Chinese Husband or Wife

You are in the midst of a transition you never imagined having to face.  Separation can be a time of anguish, confusion, broken trust and anger, and even with the very best of intentions you and your spouse can be pulled into a fight that neither of you ever wanted.  While you prepare for what comes next, here are some suggestions that might assist you in keeping yourself together.

Accept that This is Happening

Denial is your most expensive luxury, right now.  If it is possible to work things out with your spouse in a way that saves your relationship, that can be a true blessing.  In the meantime, though, you cannot afford to turn away from the realities of your situation.  Figuring out where you go from here is far more important than who is right and who is wrong.  Let me assure you from personal as well as professional experience: it may not seem true right now, but you will get through this. While your emotions run like a roller coaster toward eventual healing, be sure that you take time to take care of yourself.  Accept the help of your friends.  You might be amazed and moved by just how much emotional support your friends can offer you during this difficult transition.


How to retain a Family Lawyer in China

Getting Started With a Family Lawyer

The first time that you call, a family law attorney might speak with you briefly over the phone to introduce himself and to get a sense of what services you might need. He may offer to schedule an initial paid meeting in his office. It is a good idea to ask the lawyer whether he charges a fixed fee for the consultation, so that you know beforehand what you are getting into.

Do not hesitate to contact other lawyers before you set up a meeting with any of them. This is your chance to get an idea about how different law offices will handle your calls in days to come. Any law office worth your time and money will handle your call professionally and courteously.

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