If It’s Worth Promoting,
It’s Worth Protecting!™
When you decided to register your trademarks, you have four options: (1) you can do it yourself; (2) you can do it through a typical law firm; (3) you can use an online trademark filing company; or (4) you can use the Trademark Factory®.
1. Self-Filing Trademark Applications?
If you file for a trademark yourself, then you will only pay the government fees, but, as statistics show, chances are you will receive an office action from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) or United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) telling you that your trademark application does not meet their standards. Many unrepresented applicants do not know how to respond to these office actions, and abandon their trademark applications.
We have seen cases where self-represented applicants drafted their applications so poorly that there was nothing we could do to fix them when they were refused by the trademark examiner. In Canada, after a trademark application has been filed, one cannot broaden the scope of goods and services that the application is supposed to cover. Therefore, if your statement of wares and services is deemed too descriptive because of the way you described your products and services, there may be very little you can do at this point. In order for the trademark to not be descriptive you would need to use a broader language for your goods and services, but you can't do this after you have already filed your application. Catch 22!
The net result is that unrepresented applicants will often have spent a lot of time, not have a trademark and lose the fees they paid to the government.
2. Using Other Law Firms or Trademark Agents?
If you hire a typical law firm to help you register your trademarks, you will receive a 2-page schedule of fees, where the lawyer will explain to you how complex trademark registration process is and that if this happens then they will be charging you this amount, and if that happens then they will be charging you that amount.
We are not saying that other law firms will fail at registering your trademarks. Indeed, most trademark lawyers from established law firms will do their best to get your trademarks registered. There are a few problems with this option, however.
First of all, you will never know your budget beforehand. Most law firms use flat rate fees for some elements of the trademark registration process, but charge you an hourly fee in the middle when the real work of a trademark lawyer happens. Often, law firms would only state their fee for filing a trademark application, typically around $700 to $1,000. What you may not realize is that you would be receiving more and more invoices every time the lawyer would sneeze at your file. And if an examiner at the trademark office finds something problematic about the application, it usually means several hours of billable time, which most clients grudgingly pay, because they are already invested in the process. This means that your cost to register a trademark through a typical law firm can be anywhere between $1,300 and $6,000.
The second problem is that if CIPO or USPTO refuse to register your trademark, you will have spent a lot of time, not have a trademark and lose both the fees you paid to the government and the fees you paid to the law firm.
3. Using the Trademark Factory®!
The Trademark Factory®’s All-Inclusive package takes care of both these problems:
We charge a single all-inclusive flat fee of CAD 1989 per trademark in Canada, which covers everything from the initial search of registered trademarks, drafting and filing the trademark application to unlimited follow-up correspondence with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, responding to all office actions, filing the declaration of use and obtaining the registration certificate. Just add tax and the government fees (CAD450 per trademark in Canada and USD325 per class of goods and services in the U.S.) — and you’re done! You only receive one invoice upfront, with no hidden fees!
But wait, there’s more! If, in our opinion, your trademark has good chances of being registered, Trademark Factory International Inc. will offer a unique 100% money-back guarantee that will cover both our fees and the government fees.
We have developed a system of processes that allow us to offer the highest quality of services at a predictable cost. You still get the work done by a lawyer, not a filing clerk at some of the online trademarking services. Yet, you know what your budget will be for a successful registration. You also know that your budget will be zero if CIPO refuses to register your trademark.
The reason we call this service the Trademark Factory® is because we have a well-oiled machine to get your trademarks registered, guaranteed.
Having said that, you will never become another statistic for us. We treat all of our customers very personally, and guarantee that you will love our customer service and that you won’t be frustrated with not getting through to your lawyer when you need him.
We can register trademarks in Canada for Canadian businesses and businesses around the world. On top of that, we can help Canadian businesses register their trademarks in the United States.
We did our best to make choosing us as your service provider as easy as possible. If you decide that you will benefit from registering your trademarks in Canada or the United States, the Trademark Factory® is an obvious choice!
But don’t take our word for it. We dare you to find another law firm that offers some, let alone all, of these guarantees.
No, seriously. If you see the value of registering your trademarks but are not sure that we have the best offer on the market, feel free to shop around, but make sure you ask these questions:
Many of our customers became our customers because they have done just that. They called other law firms, listened to their evasive answers, and then gave us their business.
Still not convinced? See what our customers say about the Trademark Factory®:
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
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 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 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
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
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
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.
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
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
Their timelines, communication were excellent, awesome, friendly people, great and informative to work with...
Nick Crawford, MUDDY UNDIES
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
We chose Trademark Factory® because of their guarantee. Their service was wonderful. They got us exactly what we needed.
Tammy Lo, NEST DESIGNS
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
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
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
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®
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
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
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
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
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
So are you ready to invest in your brand and take ownership of your business's success?