Past Meetup

Protect Your Ideas and Cover Your Assets, with Andrei Mincov

Hosted by Vancouver Business Network

Public group

This Meetup is past

90 people went

Price: CA$5.00 /per person

Pacific Language Institute

300-755 Burrard Street · Vancouver, BC

How to find us

Board the Burrard elevator (NOT the Alberni elevator) from the underground parking lot or at the street level at 755 Burrard Street (at Alberni) and ride to the 3rd floor. As you exit the elevator turn right. You have arrived.

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- 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).