Andrei Mincov became an intellectual property lawyer when his father, a well-known Russian composer, caught a radio station stealing his music to advertise Samsung. With no court experience, no knowledge of copyright, and no Google to consult, Andrei could not refuse his father’s request for help. After taking this very first case from the bottom court all the way up to one level short of Supreme Court of Russia, he won!
At the pinnacle of Mincov’s Russian legal career, with his PhD in Law, he was recognized at Top 5 IP lawyer in Russia. Andrei was then employed by the largest international law firm in the world, and was helping many multi-billion-dollar clients protect their intellectual property. Among them Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Dreamworks, J.K. Rowling, Ford, and many others.
However, that wasn’t good enough for him. Andrei felt he was becoming the type of lawyer he’s always despised: so knowledgeable in their field they think they are smarter than their clients. He wanted to go way out of his comfort zone and expand his horizons. He wanted to be in a place that respects freedom and entrepreneurship. So 16 years ago, Andrei chose to start everything from scratch and moved to Canada.
Mincov's legal career in Canada evolved from going back to law school, getting licensed as a Canadian lawyer, starting his own law firm, founding Trademark Factory® and, eventually, having to sacrifice his lawyer license to be able to deliver guaranteed flat-fee trademarking services to clients worldwide, which he wasn’t allowed to do as long as he held on to his Canadian lawyer license.
A bestselling author of 5 books, an international speaker, and a visionary, Andrei is passionate about helping entrepreneurs Protect their ideas and cover their assets®.
Andrei Mincov has shared the stage with Robert Kiyosaki, Lisa Sasevich, Raymond Aaron, Jack Canfield, Mike Koenigs, Kevin Harrington, Sam Crowley, Craig Duswalt, and many others. He has given countless interviews and delivered numerous seminars, webinars, and presentations about intellectual property — to audiences of all sizes, ages, and industries.