Working with agents and distributors in China can be a great way to grow as a company - but there are plenty of potential pitfalls you need to look out for.
The Chinese market, the world’s largest, is notoriously difficult for foreign enterprises to enter, due the Chinese government’s favouring of domestic brands, as well as huge differences in technology and business cultures.
China’s appetite for consumer goods and western brands is growing. Alibaba, China’s largest online retail group, has been on a mission to entice big brands to their sites in recent years.
Alibaba has announced a huge expansion of their anti-counterfeiting program, but the IP-infringing problems on their platform persist.
Red Points would like to introduce our simple guide on how to report counterfeits listed on Taobao, TMall and TMall Global.
This is Red Points' 4-step guide to removing counterfeits from Alibaba.com, AliExpress.com and 1688.com.
Since Marty McFly flew across a pond in Back to the Future Part II, the world has been eagerly awaiting the invention of a hoverboard. In 2013, the world got a little closer to realising their dream with the announcement of Inventist’s Hovertrax. Sadly, this creation was marred by the work of counterfeiters.
If I mention Chinese counterfeit products, what do you imagine? Your mind might jump to comically poor knock-offs, like the ones below. Would you have imagined an immense network of highly professional manufacturers? An industry leading the charge in East Asian innovations? If not, you should probably make yourself aware of shanzhai.
Red Points unwraps China’s counterfeit food scandals, which have caused toxic - and in some cases, fatal - damage to consumers and to the industry.
Chinese politicians and entrepreneurs assure of strong IP rights, but is it really in the interest of China to collapse the global counterfeit industry?