7 Myths about Trademarks—DEBUNKED! by Andrei Mincov

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Pyatt Hall (VSO School of Music)

843 Seymour St · Vancouver, BC

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The Pyatt Hall inside the VSO School of Music at 843 Seymour Street (between Robson and Smithe) in downtown Vancouver. Vancouver City Centre Skytrain Station is nearby. Underground parking is 30 meters north and costs $7.50 from 6pm until midnight.

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• Are you running a business under a remarkable brand?

• Want to know when, how and why to protect it?

• Want clear, no B.S. answers about your trademarks?


We are taught to emulate what successful businesses do. Think about this: every, and I mean, EVERY successful business has its brand protected and treats it as one of its most valuable business assets. It’s not a coincidence!

No entrepreneur starts a business with an idea that their business will be just like everybody else's. How many people refer to Facebook as "Mark Zuckerberg's website?" Successful brands transcend their owners. This is the power of a brand. And if you don't protect it, you are not being serious about your business.

There are many myths around trademarks, and it’s time to debunk them.

Join us on Tuesday evening, August 12 and listen to Andrei Mincov of Trademark Factory debunking the 7 most common myths surrounding the trademarking process. You will walk away with complete certainty as to whether to do what and when.


Andrei Mincov has been an intellectual property lawyer for almost 20 years. His first venture into IP was when he represented his father, a well-known Russian composer against a radio station that used his music to advertise Samsung, without his permission. He has since helped hundreds of clients ranging from individual authors, entrepreneurs and startups to celebrities like J.K. Rowling to corporate giants like Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Ford and Dreamworks.

In 2007, Andrei came to Canada, and after three more years of law school became an IP lawyer and a registered trademark agent here. In 2011, he founded Mincov Law Corporation, a business law firm for clients who value intellectual property as a legal tool for protecting ideas and creativity. In 2013, he launched the Trademark Factory™ that is revolutionizing the way business owners register their trademarks in Canada and the U.S.


The doors will open at 5:45pm. Informal networking takes place from 5:45pm to 6:15pm. The formal part of the meeting begins sharp at 6:15pm. The keynote speaker takes the stage at 6:45pm. Then there's speed networking from 7:45pm to 8:45pm.