Writing a good manufacturing non-disclosure agreement in China

shangwushuxie2_344In China, even searching for a manufacturer can be perilous. Revealing too much information off the bat can allow a prospective manufacturer to appropriate your IP and leave you with little recourse. To prevent this, a solid non-disclosure agreement is essential.

In this article, we cover some things which should be included in any non-disclosure agreement you sign with Chinese manufacturers before your partnership begins. For more information, send our experts a message and get personalised advice.

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Basics of manufacturing non-disclosure agreements in China

MP900438585Benjamin Franklin once quipped that, “Three [men] can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” Fortunately for SMEs, more sophisticated methods for protecting trade secrets are now available; however, the importance of closely guarding valuable information remains.

SMEs seeking manufacturers in China can use non-disclosure agreements to meet those secrecy protection needs. In this article, the Helpdesk’s Samuel Sabasteanski talks about some fundamental considerations when preparing such agreements and signing them with Chinese manufacturers. As always, for more information, send us an email or drop us a line and hear back from our experts within three days.

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From China Law Blog: ‘The China NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement). Shut The Barn Door BEFORE The Horse Bolts.’

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This post highlights something that every small business should be aware of and considering when they look to establish manufacturing in China and anywhere else as well: sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement BEFORE you reveal any of your products or prototypes to potential manufacturers. NDAs are relatively easy to produce and used commonly in China, so be wary of anyone unwilling to sign one. If you haven’t already signed one with manufacturers, China Law Blog also propose a contingency plan… Continue reading “From China Law Blog: ‘The China NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement). Shut The Barn Door BEFORE The Horse Bolts.’” »