Think globally act locally
Back on stage, TEDx Stanley Park is going to cause a stir in Vancouver on May 28, confirming again that ideas worth spreading. This significant event is held annually in Vancouver and it is a non-profit intellectual gathering of people, who want to share their ideas. TEDx is independent from â€œmother-conferenceâ€ in the USA but has to follow the same principles that ensure that TED is the event to learn and to get inspired.
Since 2013, TEDx Stanley Park has been putting together speakers, whose stories never cease to inspire and motivate.
Initially, the name TED was supposed stand for Technology, Entertainment and Design.
However, themes of conferences went far beyond and cover nearly all areas: science, education, art, sport, social awareness, medicine, entrepreneurship, ecology etc. From the same stage, you would hear about physiology details of a brain—all the way up to art, sexual life, and environment.
Best thing about TED is that all of the lectures are available online, free of charge. And If somehow you have no idea what TED is, start with these 11 Must-See TED talks.
This year’s main topic of TEDx Stanley Park is Ideas to Action. They say, all human achievements have 3 sources: the dreams that we dream, the choices that we make, the actions that we take.
Of course, our actions speak louder than words. That’s why TEDx Stanley team selected such speakers who will literally force you to act and help to realize your fresh ideas and dreams. All talks are aimed to power people’s attitude to various problems and initiate positive movements for changes. 15 outstanding speakers (some of which Trademark Factory® is proud to have as clients) will share their innovative ideas and new vision. Here is just a small synopsis of talks:
- Isabelle Mercier will reveal how we are killing ourselves waking up worried
- Dan Lok will explain why great ideas don’t succeed
- Iman Aghay will share his deathbed lessons
- Gary Patterson will express how it is to be different and why people are often uncomfortable with reality
- Julus Ku-Lea will speak about nowadays slavery and how it is connected with our consuming products
- Kieron Sweeney an international business coach, lecturer, and digital entrepreneur will teach how to be more financially secure
Still wondering if it’s worth attending? Stop that! It certainly is, but the organizers wanted to make that even simpler for you to spend one unforgettable day surrounded by amazing people, to get inspiration, to encourage yourself for accomplishment and to be involved in provoking conversations.
Drop everything, head over to http://tedxstanleypark.com and use Andrei to get $20 off your lucky ticket for this incredible event.
So, will you put your ideas into action?
Check out my new interview with Robert Szmigiel of VancouverEntrepreneur.Ca
And make sure you subscribe to Robert’s podcast, he has a ton of great episodes!
It’s been a fun ride.
I was a lawyer for over 20 years.
After being a lawyer in Russia for 13 years, I moved to Canada in 2007, and went straight back to law school. After four more years, I became a Canadian lawyer and a registered trademark agent, and started my own law firm.
In Canada, only trademark agents can represent clients before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Trademark agents are also authorized to file and prosecute U.S. trademarks for Canadian residents.
Interestingly, lawyers who are not licensed as trademark agents in Canada, may not file trademarks in Canada on behalf of their clients. In other words, trademark agents who are not lawyers may file trademarks in Canada, but lawyers who are not trademark agents may not.
As of June 30, I gave up my lawyer license and continue running Trademark Factory International Inc. with my trademark agent license.
I didn’t suddenly lose passion for the law of intellectual property. I still I care deeply about it, and I still love Protecting Your Ideas and Covering Your Assets®. In fact, every time I'd tell my story that I've been a lawyer for 20 years, people would say that I don't look like someone who's been a lawyer for 20 years. And my answer was always, “Well, it's because unlike most lawyers, I don't hate doing what I have been doing for the last 20 years.”
Why am I giving up my license then?
There are many arbitrary rules that regulate what lawyers can and cannot do. These archaic rules were making it unnecessarily difficult for Trademark Factory® to provide our clients with the level of service they deserve. Despite the pretense that these regulations are designed to protect the public in their dealings with legal professionals, they only benefit big-firm lawyers and the regulators themselves.
These regulations would have me do business the 19th century way, while, to the delight of our clients, I am intent to provide alternative, result-oriented legal solutions. As I've always said, “If you are looking for a traditional lawyer to charge you in 6-minute increments every time the lawyer, their paralegal or assistants sneeze on your file, there are plenty of such lawyers around. I just don't want to be one of them.”
The first tagline I used for Mincov Law Corporation was "Outside The Box Legal Solutions," and I've always been pushing the envelope to provide business owners with legal services they were looking for. Recently, I realized that I don't even need to be in the box to provide solutions that lie outside of it.
I know for a fact that my clients didn’t choose me because I had a laminated piece of paper from the Law Society that graciously allowed me to call myself a lawyer. They entrusted me with their business because they like and trust me, because they like the way I do business, and because they like the results we are consistently delivering.
My mission with Trademark Factory® is to forever change the way the world does trademarks. My goal is to allow businesses and entrepreneurs from around the globe to register their trademarks anywhere in the world with a free trademark search, a single all-inclusive flat fee, and a 100% money-back guarantee.
While I am an expert in trademark laws, because of the Law Society regulations, I cannot fulfill my mission while carrying a license of a practicing lawyer in Canada.
With the license no longer tying my hands, we will be able to:
– expand Trademark FactoryÃƒï¿½Ã‚Â® to other jurisdictions (who wants a European Union trademark for a flat fee with a 100% money-back guarantee?);
– pay referral fees to those who spread the message about Trademark Factory® (we'll be making a separate announcement on that but feel free to inquire directly); and
– get involved in complementary businesses outside of trademarking services.
You cannot imagine how much your support means to me.
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I will be holding a flood of workshops and presentations in the next 30 days.
I thought I’d put them all in one place, here.
October 8, at 11am PST: Branding Your Fitness Business with Velocity Athletic Training Radio
October 17, at 4pm PST: Intellectual Property in Plain English at Capilano University BOSS Entrepreneurship Program
October 21, at 7pm PST: Developing and Protecting Online Brands with Internet Masterminds Group Meetup
October 30, at 11am PST: Terms of Endearment: Contracts for Wedding Professionals at Frame to Finish Expo with Canon
November 2, at 11am PST: Legal Foundations and Intellectual Property at SFU Entrepreneur of the Year Jumpstart program
Looking forward to sharing my passion for intellectual property!
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