Author: Horizons

China business: The all-important role of a company’s Legal Representative (法定代表人)

The importance of the legal representative of a China-based company is too often overlooked. At Horizons, we often encounter companies who underestimate the role and responsibilities of the legal representative, which may raise the risk potential for both the individual and company. The General Principles of the Civil Law of the People’s Republic of China…

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China business: new version of business license goes into to effect, improved format includes QR code

On 24 December 2018, the China State Administration for Market Regulation issued the Notice of Activation of the New Business License Version, Business and Industry Enterprise [2018] No. 253 (Notice 253). From 1 March 2019, entities approved by the registration authority for business registration, business amendments or reissue of a business license shall be issued…

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China business: understanding trademarks in China — be proactive and avoid common pitfalls in IP protection

Protecting trademarks is a crucial first step for any foreign company looking to do business in China. Often, foreign companies fail to protect their trademarks holding to the misconception that there’s a lack of intellectual property enforcement in China. However, the People’s Republic of China has been a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization…

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