Trademark Factory's purpose is to help growth-minded entrepreneurs build amazing brands.
We do our part by offering what no other firm in our industry does—trademarking services with a guaranteed result for a guaranteed budget.
Surely, there's no point building a brand unless you own the brand you're building.
And the only way to own your brand is to trademark it before someone else does.
We hate seeing business owners lose their brands.
But what really breaks our hearts are the stories of entrepreneurs who hired someone to register their trademarks… but still lost their brands because their law firm or trademarking service failed to deliver.
Our mission is to give business owners the best chance possible to secure ownership of their brands—for a reasonable, guaranteed budget.
And while we're proud to have an unparalleled rate of success, 99.3%+, that's not what gets us excited about trademarking…
After all, how exciting can legal paper-pushing be?
What gets us energized is the opportunity to see our small role in helping you build an amazing brand.
We celebrate our clients' victories and are genuinely happy when we come across their ads or see their products on the shelves.
Here's where the "growth-minded" part comes in.
When you trademark your brand, you're betting on your future—because you believe you're building an asset whose value will grow over time.
And sharing this journey with you is our biggest reward!
Trademark Factory®, originally known as Mincov Law Corporation, was founded on August 31, 2011 by intellectual property lawyer Andrei Mincov.
Andrei's career as a copyright lawyer began in 1996 when his father, famous Russian composer Mark Minkov, heard his music on the radio advertising an event by Samsung – without his permission. Still a law school student, Andrei sued the radio station for copyright infringement and several years later, won a precedent-setting victory in Russia's second-highest court.
His next career step was to work as an attorney for the world's largest international law firm, where he helped big-name clients like Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Sony, Porsche, and J.K. Rowling protect their intellectual property.
Appalled by Russia's regression to authoritarianism, Andrei moved to Canada in 2007 and went through 3 more years of law school.
Upon graduating and receiving his Canadian lawyer and trademark agent licenses, Andrei came across Robert Kiyosaki's "Rich Dad Poor Dad" book, started Mincov Law Corporation as a traditional IP law firm—and a new entrepreneurial era in his life began.
Andrei quickly realized that it took more than being a great IP lawyer to run a successful IP law firm… So after going through dozens of books, seminars, and workshops on marketing, Andrei was determined to come up with a unique service—something that no other firm offered.
He surveyed hundreds of business owners and law firms—and saw an opportunity to differentiate his firm by offering trademarking services for a single flat fee that would cover all steps from start to finish, with a 100% money-back guarantee.
All it needed was a new name—and so, in May of 2013, Trademark Factory® was born.
The idea took off, and in 2015, Andrei voluntarily gave up his law license to focus on building Trademark Factory® into the firm that would forever change the way the world does trademarks.
Building the plane as we flew it, we have grown an amazing team and filed over 1500 trademarks for over 800 clients from around the world—with a 99.3%+ rate of success!
We are still the only firm in the world that does what we do—and this is just the beginning!
Founder & CEO
Whether helping his father enforce his copyright or helping you secure your trademarks, Andrei's passion is driven by the fundamental belief that those who create something that hasn't existed before deserve to not have it stolen from them. Business owners deserve not to be ripped off by unscrupulous copycats, pretentious lawyers who only care about covering their asses, or fake-cheap online trademarking services that file your trademark applications for next-to-nothing then leave you out in the cold if something goes wrong.
For Andrei, Trademark Factory® is not just an exciting business opportunity. It's personal.
Head of Legal Team
Amanda joined Trademark Factory® at the end of 2017.
Having previously worked in various industries, including fitness and woodworking, a career change was imminent after exploring a career in intellectual property law and realizing this was going to be her goal.
On her way to become a registered trademark agent, and under the mentorship and guidance of Andrei, she is an integral part of handling client files.
When she isn’t focused on client needs she is probably out hiking with her dog and his buddies or reading a book while enjoying some down time.
Director of Operations
Angelique joined Trademark Factory® as a virtual assistant in May of 2017. Immediately, "Angel" demonstrated heartfelt dedication to providing an exceptional customer experience. So in just a few months, we promoted her to Administrator. In 2019, Angel's organizational expertise and impeccable attention to detail earned her another promotion. She became our Director of Operations.
Angel names our culture of celebrating each other's successes as the main reason for her daily drive and long-term commitment to the Trademark Factory® family.
Maris shares Trademark Factory®’s dedication to growth and learning. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (major in Political Science), she went on to study law and eventually obtained a Juris Doctor degree.
While studying law, she juggled working as a freelance writer and researcher, legal aid intern, paralegal at a general practice law firm, and the EIC of her law school’s publication. Equipped with her drive and diligence, Maris is excited to help brands get protected through her paralegal role at Trademark Factory®.
Marko joined Trademark Factory® team as a searcher in early 2017. He graduated with his LLB from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade. He completed his Masters degree in Civil law with his thesis, “A Child’s Best Interest and The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction”. During the studies he was engaged in numerous part-time jobs, while also being involved with growing fruit and beekeeping. He also organized exhibitions for the preservation of traditions and ecology and participated in the international debate camps as a contester.
Marko has worked in a legal department of a wheat trading company and as intern in a lawyer’s office, while he worked for over 30 different employers from all over the world as a freelancer, which gave him a status of a top-rated Upwork community freelancer. In 2016, he was hired by the legal department of Serbian Ministry of Defense until he chose to leave the uniform behind and started working as a legal secretary for an elementary school.
Chief Operating Officer
Rafael joined Trademark Factory® in 2018 as a Strategy Advisor and became our COO in 2019.
He believes in the same values Trademark Factory® does.
He also believes trademarks are a great way to help entrepreneurs facing their fears and taking action to make a long-term commitment to their dreams and protect them.
Rafael loves the team he works with and enjoys reading every message we share.
Director of Infrastructure
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 and became our Director of Infrastructure in 2019.
Senior Strategy Advisor
Bronson Picket joined Trademark Factory® as a Strategy Advisor in 2018.
Bronson has previously worked in entertainment, real estate, software development, and telecommunications. While his other professions have taken him all over the world, and he very much enjoys traveling, his favorite place to be is home with his family.
In joining Trademark Factory, Bronson not only loves the sense of family the company brings to the entire team, but to the clients whose dreams he is excited to help grow.
Born in Lancaster, PA, Victor grew up knowing the small town could not hold him. Always improving himself, Victor has a passion for personal development, copywriting, web design and leadership.
Since joining the Trademark Factory family as a strategy advisor, Victor has been lending his skills and knowledge to the team. With his strong medical background, Victor naturally listens and helps those he speaks with, decide where to take their business.
Adam Ford is a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from Memorial University. He splits his time between Process Improvement at a major Canadian insurance company and as a Strategy Advisor at Trademark Factory®.
Adam is committed to personal development and getting the most out of life. He is a big believer in the Trademark Factory mission and loves helping small business owners protect their brand.
Cody was born and raised in Hawaii, where he still lives today. He loves to travel and see more of the world but always knows his way home.
When he joined Trademark Factory® he found a way to help business owners that he never considered before and enjoys the opportunity to make sure they have a brand they can be proud of that nobody can take away.
Kristine had worked as a Financial Analyst for the Philippine government for 6 years before she joined Trademark Factory as a General Virtual Assistant in March of 2018. She was on maternity leave when she applied to TMF but later on decided not to go back to the office and stick with Andrei and Trademark Factory® while taking care of her kids.
With Kristine's impeccable attention to details, she handles all sorts of projects—from bookkeeping to social media management and from client follow-up to research.
Jorge did a million things in this life… until he left everything behind and started a new life in the highlands of Guatemala.
Done another million things since then… and now he loves copywriting for Trademark Factory®.
Andres is our data guy. He focuses on marketing helping Trademark Factory® reach our customers in the most efficient way. Thanks to his background working for an Inc. 500 company, Andres has the ability to gather and organize data in a way that people can understand.
He enjoys the entrepreneurial spirit and the team work of Trademark Factory®.