Today’s guest believes that if you’re in the world creating and serving - you need to protect your work.
Andrei Mincov is the founder of Trademark Factory International. His career as an intellectual property lawyer began when his father, the famous Russian composer Mark Minkov, caught a radio station stealing his music. While still a student, Andrei filed a lawsuit against the station, took the case one level below the Supreme Court of Russia - and won!
Now, Andrei and his team help thousands of entrepreneurs and companies protect their intellectual property. But since day one it has always been more than just a way to make a good living. It's also personal.
This interview was so interesting to me because not only did I learn so much about taking my own intellectual property seriously - but Andrei’s path to his purpose was winding and weird - my favorite kind.
Highlights of our conversation:
2:32 - Getting to know Andrei
5:35 - Supporting your dad by suing on his behalf
11:48 - How Rich Dad Poor Dad helped Andrei find his calling
18:02 - Why entrepreneurs need to protect their IP
21:11 - Go into entrepreneurship with a big idea
24:10 - Are you spending countless hours on your hobby?
27:54 - When should I consider trademarking my brand or program?
30:47 - You need a system for your coaching first, then do this...
37:25 - Andrei answers the jar of Lolz
Visit his website - https://trademarkfactory.ca/
Check out Andrei’s webinar - http://webinar.trademarkfactory.com/register
Interview: Andrei Mincov
Theme music: Superstar by Gyom - https://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/superstar
Podcast edited and mixed by Andrew Geary - https://twitter.com/spelledgeary