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Protect Your Ideas and Cover Your Assets, with Andrei Mincov

- Do you create, buy, sell or use intellectual property in your business?
- Are you building a recognizable brand?
- Are you intimidated by the mysterious laws and unapproachable lawyers?

Come and join us on December 4 and learn about intellectual property in plain English. It's crucial that you understand that intellectual property is not only for those who have a billion dollar idea or a billion dollars in their bank account. Intellectual property is not only about protecting your own ideas, it is also about making sure that your competitors don't use their intellectual property to destroy your business. Andrei Mincov ( will deliver a presentation packed with information about different areas of IP, such as copyright, trademarks, patents, industrial designs, trade secrets and talk about the importance of written contracts. Andrei's promise - you will walk away with an understanding of the intellectual property framework so that you will never ever be intimidated by the unknown.

You will get:

- 5 big ideas about intellectual property and the law in general that will answer 80% of your questions about IP;
- 5 reasons to register your trademarks;
- 7 one-word shortcuts that will allow you to instantly identify different types of intellectual property.

Bio: Andrei Mincov is a copyright and trademarks lawyer with over 15 years of Canadian and international experience. Andrei started out as a copyright lawyer when his father, a well-known composer, heard his music advertising Samsung on the radio. Andrei agreed to take this to court, evn After several years of litigation, not only did Andrei win this case against the radio station, he also became a passionate expert on IP in the process. Andrei has published 2 books on IP and has a PhD in Law from Russia. He came to Canada in 2007 to start his legal career from scratch. After going through 3 more years of law school, Andrei is now an IP lawyer and a registered trademark agent in Canada. He is building a business law firm for clients who value and respect intellectual property as a legal tool for protecting ideas and creativity and delivers exceptional value to businesses and individuals who generate, buy, sell or use intellectual property.

Logistics: The doors will open at 6:00pm. Networking takes place from 6:00pm to 6:30pm. The formal part of the meeting runs from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Then there's more networking until about 8:45pm when several of us move to Shabusen (Japanese/Korean restaurant) for a snack (not included in the $5 cover charge).

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  • Vahid

    Very informative and presented in an excellent way.

    December 12, 2012

  • Edwin

    Zulfiya. This is the video i want to share with you:

    Please let me know what you think!

    December 4, 2012

  • Andrei M.

    The link to get the full IPSR chart with tons of information about each area of intellectual property is

    This link will only be available till the end of the next VBN meetup (i.e. next Tuesday evening), after which I will take it down.

    1 · December 5, 2012

  • Andrei M.

    Thank you everyone for coming tonight. I will post some of the links I mentioned in the presentation later today.

    December 4, 2012

  • Raoul B.

    Hi I clicked one guest but only would like a ticket for myself. I am not sure how to cancel or if it even makes a difference ?
    Thank you for the service.

    December 3, 2012

  • Rodney M.

    So Dec 4th, thanks.

    November 27, 2012

  • Hella

    Thanks for presenting this topic :-)

    November 23, 2012

  • Rick S.

    Hey Andrei! I looking forward to seeing you again and hearing your wisdom on all that is IP. Cheers my friend! :-)

    1 · November 23, 2012

  • Andrei M.

    Looking forward to it.

    November 23, 2012

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