Most of our clients are authors, inventors, entrepreneurs, startups or established businesses. We understand that you can get many of your legal issues resolved yourself. Despite the attempts to preserve the status-quo monopoly, there is nothing magical in what lawyers are capable of doing compared to “normal people”. Why then should you use a lawyer if you can find all the answers on the Internet and in the libraries?
Essentially there are two reasons:
- You can only solve problems of which you are aware; and
- Your time is much better spent creating something or building your business.
When We Can Help
Mincov Law Corporation is a Vancouver-based business law firm with a focus on intellectual property.
- When you have a great idea that you don’t know how to protect;
- When you need to sign a contract and need to feel secure that you have it right;
- When you want to register a trademark to protect the name of your business, products or services;
- When someone has infringed on your rights or you have been wrongfully accused of infringing someone else’s IP rights;
- When someone has registered a domain name using your trademark;
- When you are expanding internationally and want to substantially reduce the risk of another nation’s courts refusing to acknowledge or enforce your contract governed by Canadian law;
- When you must go to court and win;
It is overly simplistic to describe our services as solely IP. We may be able to help you with other legal matters. Occasionally, we team up with other lawyers to deliver to our clients wholesome results.
Each case is different and we will only take it if I, Andrei Mincov, am confident that my firm can provide the same quality of services that I provide for IP, and if the matter piques my interest.
Cost is only an issue in the absence of value. Like all lawyers, I do have an hourly rate. However, unlike most lawyers I don’t like selling my time, I prefer selling value to my clients. If at all possible, I will offer a project rate that would eliminate the uncertainty about your legal fees.
My clients like and respect that I never sell unnecessary services. Because one of the reasons for my passion for the practice of law is that I love the sense of achievement from finding outside-the-box solutions to difficult legal problems, I would rather solve 5 different puzzles than torture the same one to death.
Sometimes legal services are very expensive, especially when it comes to IP litigation. If the cost of legal services surpasses their value to the client, there is really no point for the client to incur the expense. Once you can project the value of legal services (either in form of additional gain or prevented loss) to your financial statement, the conversation about legal costs becomes very clear, because it will be immediately apparent which services add value and which ones do not.