China's Intellectual Property Thicket

While the country is alluring to many business owners, its IP issues are tricky. A lawyer tells how to ensure your firm is on the right track

Chinese President Hu Jintao's recent visit to the U.S. no doubt intrigued many entrepreneurs eager to tap into China's booming economy. But the lure of China as a manufacturing center and a consumer market could pose problems for companies that don't undertake the necessary due diligence before engaging in business there, says Michael Fedrick, a partner at the intellectual property law firm of Sheldon & Mak in Pasadena, Calif.

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