If It’s Worth Promoting,
It’s Worth Protecting!™
Trademark Factory® International Inc. is the only firm in the world where licensed lawyers and trademark agents can help you register your trademarks with a free trademark search, for a single all-inclusive flat fee, with a 100% money-back guarantee.
We are a British Columbia company founded by Andrei Mincov, a former intellectual property lawyer with over 20 years of Canadian and international experience.
Our recent clients include New Peaks (formerly, Peak Potentials), Mr. Locksmith®, Shack Shine®, Drumeo®, John Chow Dot Com®, George Moen’s Rapid Time Networks®, Sprott Shaw College, and Benefit Deck®.
Trademark Factory® International Inc.’s headquarters are in Vancouver, British Columbia. We also have an office in Toronto, Ontario, and proudly serve clients from all over Canada, the United States and around the world.
Andrei became a copyright lawyer in Russia almost 20 years ago when his father, a famous Russian composer, heard his music on the radio advertising an event by Samsung – without his permission.
Andrei has since helped hundreds of creators and businesses. He’s done work for many composers; designers; book writers, including J.K. Rowling; film directors; singers; artists; individual software developers; movie producers; film companies ranging from small ones to Dreamworks; software companies from one-man startups to Apple, Microsoft and Sun; recording companies; electronics manufacturers, including Sony and Motorola; car companies, including Porsche and Ford; apparel companies, including Columbia Sportswear; perfumery and skincare companies, including Amway, L'Oreal and Mary Kay; and a countless number of other clients, big and small.
In 2007, Andrei moved to Canada and after 3 more years of law school and receiving his Canadian license to practice law and becoming a registered trademark agent, Andrei founded Mincov Law Corporation, a business law firm with a focus on intellectual property.
In 2013, Andrei came up with an idea of Trademark Factory®, a unique service that helps businesses register their trademarks for a single all-inclusive flat fee with a 100% money-back guarantee. This idea quickly became our big dream and our mission: to change the way the world does trademarks.
The idea took off, and by 2015, helping business owners trademark their brands through Trademark Factory® accounted for more than 90% of the law firm’s activity.
Unfortunately, because of a number of archaic rules that govern what lawyers are allowed to do in Canada, we had our hands tied and could not deliver guaranteed flat-fee trademarking services to clients worldwide. Having realized that these rules only benefit regulators and old lawyers at big firms, Andrei voluntarily gave up his Canadian lawyer license. This is how Mincov Law Corporation became Trademark Factory® International Inc.
In Andrei’s own words, these are 10 coolest things about him:
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In 2014, Trademark Factory® International Inc. (then Mincov Law Corporation) welcomed the addition of Anita Mar, a registered trademark agent with years of experience at several major Canadian intellectual property law firms, where she filed over 1,000 trademark applications, responded to over 2,000 office actions, participated in over 50 oppositions and over 40 cancellation proceedings. Anita prides herself on having monitored over 15,000 deadlines and not missed a single one of them!
Anita was the recipient of the Education Foundation Prize for the highest results in Canada on the Trademark Agent examination in 2008. She speaks English, Russian, French, Spanish and Hebrew.
In Anita’s own words, these are 10 coolest things about her:
Thomas Barber has had an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age and started his first business mowing lawns at 9 years old. Now 20 years later Thomas has had many failures and successes in the business and startup world to look back on. He understands what it is like for someone to put everything on the line to pursue their dream of starting and trademarking their own business. It is with his passion for new and innovative ideas and past experience that he draws on in order to answer your questions and help clients make decisions that serve them well.
Thomas’s role with Trademark Factory® is to walk our clients through their trademark search reports over the phone.
In Thomas’s own words, these are 10 coolest things about him:
Vitaly Polukhin decided to become a programmer in the late 1990s, straight after secondary school. A physics and mathematics major, by that time Vitaly was already proficient in electrical engineering and had some experience writing computer code on old Soviet computers. He got his first job as a programmer while still attending high school. He has since worked for the government, telecom companies, and outsourcing companies. He has also worked as the head of Gazprom's IT department.
Vitaly joined Trademark Factory® as a full-time web developer in 2014.
In Vitaly’s own words, these are 10 coolest things about him:
I used Trademark Factory for two reasons. One, Andrei had a good reputation and two, the all-inclusive price. The last thing I wanted to do was get hit with the legal bill for thousands of dollars because there is some problem, and this gave me the certainty in a fixed price. I am happy with the Trademark Factory and I recommend that you get your logo trademarked with them.
Lucas Mattiello, LEVEL UP LIVING
When we started this business 3 years ago, we got a letter from another company that was saying that we infringed on their name. So we had to change our name; and because of that experience we decided to trademark our own name, STIGAN MEDIA. We really liked working with Trademark Factory because of their fixed pricing, we knew exactly what we were going to pay upfront, didn't have any unexpected costs. The services were great, they constantly kept in touch with us. We would recommend Trademark Factory to any of our clients.
Adwin Lui, STIGAN MEDIA
I used Trademark Factory to trademark my brand, COSMETIC ENERGY HEALING because I wanted to protect myself from the competition, as well as set myself out as a brand and strengthen my identity. I was referred to Trademark Factory through a lawyer, and I've been very happy with the results. I picked them because of the flat fee and the money-back guarantee. I've had very good relationships with everyone in the firm, and I'm very happy that both of my trademarks have already come through.
Lily Chandra, COSMETIC ENERGY HEALING®
We put a lot of thought into creating our brand, and in the end of the day all this work and effort is worth it, because now we have three registered trademarks, nobody could copy us and infringe on our name - all thanks to Mincov Law Corporation's Trademark Factory™. We are very excited!
Donald Chu, BENEFITDECK
We realized that our name, Living Blueprint, was crucially important to the strategy of our company and just the thought of losing it became terrifying. As a branding agency, we coach all of our clients to do this. We now know for a fact that we're protected. We don't have to worry about losing our name, about another coming in and claiming ownership over something that we've been building brand equity for a very long time. Andrei makes it very safe, being an all-inclusive, guaranteed rate. He's not going to come back with adjustments halfway through. It worked out great for us and I recommend this to any company.
David Childs, LIVING BLUEPRINT
Biggest thing for us when it comes to trademarks, we don't understand how to do it. I'm a drummer, I don't have any expertise in trademarking. So when you presented your services I saw that you've got it figured out, it's cost effective and you do it very efficiently. Not a lot was required on my part, which was great. You made it really simple, cost-effective and awesome for us.
Jared Falk, DRUMEO
We went with Trademark Factory for two reasons: for one flat fee they'd take care of things from start to finish, no matter what the back-and-forth is and how long it takes, and secondly, the pretty ballsy offer of giving us everything back as a refund if they don't absolutely nail it out of the park. Tangoo has evolved in unimaginable ways, and the one thing that didn't really change is the brand. And when I was on Dragons' Den, one of the Dragons said that that was the best name he's seen on the show. That's when I thought, we should really be trademarking it, because the brand is our biggest asset. It was a no-brainer for us.
Paul Davidescu, TANGOO
Andrei Mincov of the Trademark Factory® helped me register my domain name JohnChow.Com as a trademark and did a masterful job. Because of Andrei, JohnChow.Com is now a trademark in the United States and soon to be registered in Canada. The process was extremely easy. He asked me a couple of questions, I told him, and he took care of the rest. I didn't have to do anything. Now I'm fully protected. Your name is one of your biggest assets. If you've been in business, you need to protect yourself. The cost of Trademark Factory®'s service is extremely reasonable, and if they have a money-back guarantee. So really, there was nothing for me to lose, and everything for me to gain. Definitely will do business again.
John Chow, JohnChow.Com
Their timelines, communication were excellent, awesome, friendly people, great and informative to work with...
Nick Crawford, MUDDY UNDIES
When I began the process, directly going to the Canadian IP Office, everything seemed ok. However later it got really complicated quickly. I wasn’t about to give up so I contacted Andrei Mincov, who immediately began working on my trademark claim dealing with both the Canadian IP Office and the company whose registered trademark was cited in the examiner’s report. This was no small company either. We are talking about the largest company in the world of its kind. Andrei wasn’t discouraged one bit. Things worked out and I have my trademark today, all because of Andrei Mincov.
Kelly Lee Myers, DJ LITHIUM
Usually, I am not very thrilled with lawyers because they can take a lot of money from you but not do anything for you. But what I just loved about Trademark Factory is that they got their fee, they promised us something—and here we have our two Trademark Registration Certificates: one for Canada one for America. So I am very pleased about the whole thing.
Dr. Chanda Siddo-Atwal, MOONDUST
I started the process of trademarking on my own, then we got ourselves caught in a glitch. I then had a chance to talk to Andrei, his office stepped in, looked at it and helped me to get through the process, got me through the challenges, and before you know it—here you are! Got my name trademarked, really happy, big relief. Strongly recommend Andrei and his team!
Sanj Sukerkar, GENESYS DESIGNS
I am so excited, over the moon, proud, pleased to tell you that I have my very first trademark that Trademark Factory has helped me to get! Service was excellent, Trademark Factory has done fabulous job for me and I cannot say enough about the service! So if you have an idea, go to Andrei, he will help you protect it!
Fran Christie, SMARTKIDS SMARTPARENTS
It was a super excellent experience, very smooth workflow, everything was perfect. We are so thankful for helping us build a successful brand and a successful company!
Maryam Sadeghi, MOLESCOPE
BUILD TO ROCK is an online brand. Online brands are easy to steal. I have big plans for this brands, so we decided to protect this brand. We chose Trademark Factory because they're accountable. They do what they say they're going to do. I love their option of one flat fee and they just do whatever they need to actually make it work. And usually, when you work with lawyers, you never know what the bill is going to be in the end. Well you do here, with Trademark Factory. If you're looking to trademark your brand, I don't see why you would go anywhere else than Trademark Factory.
Isabelle Mercier, BUILD TO ROCK
Getting our trademarks in the U.S. and Canada thanks to Trademark Factory® was easy: their staff is awesome, they did it online. They had a guarantee, but they just did the job right so we didn't need the guarantee.
Louis Stack, Fitter International Inc.
I’ve dealt with many trademark companies, big and small, and one of the things I’ve realized is that it’s about picking the right person, picking the right company. And with RTN we use Andrei’s firm, and we’re really happy because the three-point guarantee means that if you don’t get your trademark you don’t pay. In today’s world, it’s all about branding. I’m really happy we’ve retained Andrei and his trademark services. Really happy to recommend him. He’s fast, thorough, a pleasure to work with, so I have no problem giving this shoutout supporting him.
George Moen, RAPID TIME NETWORKS
Very excited about our trademark. Andrei and Trademark Factory® have done a fantastic job. They did all the work for me, fantastic service, kept me informed. Looking forward to being able to use my trademark and build my business further around it.
Leon van der Poel, EXPLORE. DEFINE. EXECUTE.
Thanks to Andrei Mincov, I have 3 registered trademarks for Green Financial Online Inc. It was painless. Andrei kept me informed every step of the way. I couldn’t be happier. This is the start of my little Green Financial empire!
Dalton Green, GREEN FINANCIAL ONLINE
I read Andrei's great book that explains why I need a trademark and how important it is to have that as intellectual property. I chose Trademark Factory because I've worked with other trademark lawyers in the past, and all I noticed is that I get nothing but hourly fees, there are no guarantees, there's no clarity about how much the whole thing is going to cost. What I loved about Trademark Factory is that it has a fixed price, they do it regardless of how much effort it takes. With a money-back guarantee! It's pretty hard to beat that! Andrei is a small business owner himself, so he really cares and he's an absolute pro at what he does.
Andrew Barber-Starkey, PROCOACH SUCCESS SYSTEM
We just had our trademarks finally registered through Mincov Law Corporation. We're very happy with the service we've had working with Andrei. I highly recommend him to anybody else who wants to file trademarks for their company, and as our company grows we plan to file more with Andrei and his staff.
Adam Browne, REDAVID
The guarantee was what helped take a leap. You are a new person in my life... When you're starting a new company, you're running around, you have a million things on your mind. So the guarantee is what tipped us over. My wife is a lawyer, and in the legal field nobody offers money-back guarantee. So today, I'm celebrating our trademark and that you've come through on your promises.
Luke Aulin, RTOWN
Finally holding my trademark after the process we started over a year and have to go. And I'm grateful I came upon Andrei Mincov and Trademark Factory, because I think had I not used Andrei, this would have dropped somewhere along the lines. This is a very big moment for me because it signifies for me that it's all real. So thank you, Andrei, and thank you, Anita, you guys are great. And I encourage any small business to talk to them because of the fact that it makes the process simple and you won't go financially crazy doing it.
Elizabeth Shewchuk, DAUGHTER FOR A DAY
Our brand is synonymous with what we stand for—quality, excellence, and also changing student lives one graduate at a time. We engaged Trademark Factory® and Andrei Mincov to get all our paperwork done. I'm really, really happy to say that their services have been exemplary. We have enjoyed working with Andrei and his team, and it is my pleasure to endorse them as a trademark and branding protection company.
Patrick Dang, SPROTT-SHAW COLLEGE
We manufacture electric bicycles and sell them online in Canada and the USA. I decided to secure my trademark because the market is very competitive in my business area. What I liked about Trademark Factory is that they have a very nice online presence, so I found them very easily on Google. And also for me being in web development industry, that means a lot for me. They have a great process, a very nice payment option. I would recommend Trademark Factory to anybody else who is looking for a trademark in Canada.
Georgi Krastev , VOLTBIKE
Our brand is so important to us. We decided that we wanted to trademark both our logo and our tagline. We started it ourselves, but it was returned to us two or three times, so we finally went to an IP law firm that quoted us a price to do that, and it was returned from them three times, and by the time we had finished, we had spent 5 years of our life and well over $6,000 just to get a simple trademark done. Now I've met Andrei Mincov who I wish I had known that long ago. Andrei, for a set fee, will provide all of these services, no hidden costs, and no surprises!
Lucy Barber, DYNAWORX
The reason we decided to trademark was to protect our brand for future issues. We went with Trademark Factory because of the fixed rate and no unexpected costs. We also like the fact that they have a money-back guarantee. Communication was great, we definitely recommend working with them.
Sandro Federico, MAIN MENUS
I finally achieved my dream. I'm really happy that I've accomplished this goal. I used Trademark Factory to register my trademarks. This is the beginning of the journey, this is my own personal brand. I wouldn't have been able to do this without their help. It's the beginning of my new future.
CRJ Riggins, TIERS OF THE IMPERIUMS
For my company, the most important thing is to protect our branding. We were able to do that thanks to Trademark Factory. Not only did we know exactly how much it was going to cost, they also offered us a 6-month payment plan, which made it possible for us to start right away. Almost right after we started the process, we had other people trying to use our brand, and because we started when we did, we were able to protect our brand properly. I highly recommend Trademark Factory.
Andrew Davis, WEAPON
We chose Trademark Factory® because of their guarantee. Their service was wonderful. They got us exactly what we needed.
Tammy Lo, NEST DESIGNS
Andrei of Trademark Factory® did all the trademarks for Redavid Salon Products Ltd. I didn't have to worry about a thing, Andrei took care of it all. It was a one-time fee, and the results have been there all the time!
Leo Redavid, Redavid Salon Products Ltd.
As a mentor to thousands of entrepreneurs, I recommend that it's very important to trademark your name in advance. If you're ever going to spend any effort, time, money in promoting your brand and growing your business, you have to protect your brand Day 1. I've worked with law firms and lawyers, and unfortunately almost all of those experiences are not very good. Working with Andrei and Trademark Factory®—because of their set fee and a money-back guarantee—gave me so much more confidence and made me so much more comfortable doing business with them. I recommend all entrepreneurs to trademark their brands through Trademark Factory. Go through their free trademark search just to see if the trademark is even trademarkable. I'm sure you'll find it's a great team to work with.
Dan Lok, Vancouver Entrepreneurs Group
Thank you so much for helping me register my “TAX ANGEL” trademark. Branding myself as the Tax Angel gives me extra energy and passion to keep doing what I’m doing. I’m deeply grateful for your amazing ability to explain intellectual property in a non-lawyer language. You are awesome in what you do and other business owners need you as their lawyer!
Angelie Boholst, TAX ANGEL
I used Trademark Factory's All-Inclusive package to trademark SHACK SHINE in Canada and the U.S., and I'm very happy with my experience. I've never seen anybody offer legal services for a flat fee with a 100% money-back guarantees, and I got a chance to put Andrei's promises to the test. After USPTO issued an office action listing several objections to our application, Andrei and his team wrote a 10-page response that worked like a charm! I know how much effort and time went into preparing the argument, but here's the beauty of the all-inclusive package: they didn't charge me an extra penny to write the response. The brand is an extremely valuable asset of my business, and thanks to Trademark Factory, it is now fully protected!
Dave Notte, SHACK SHINE