October 2010

Federal Court Authorizes Email Service to China -- Well, sort of... PART 2

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As a quick follow up to the last post and rather than have all of you out there argue details with me, (you are attorneys after all) I wanted to post the US State Department circular on the issue.

If we can not use mail, it seems a little bit of a stretch to say we can use email to sue 'those damn Chinese' and expect to be taken seriously.  

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Federal Court Authorizes Email Service to China -- Well, sort of...

chanel-logo.jpgIntellectual property protection in China has always been confusing and we wanted to take a few moments in passing to note one case that makes a hell of a mess when you come right down to it.  See:  Chanel, Inc. vs Zhong Zhibing

In that case, the Western District of Tennessee did a bit of legal acrobatics that would make Harry Houdini proud and found a way through the minefield for Chanel, allowing then to proceed on the basis of email service to China.  Sort of...

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