Another Fraud from Czech Republic

RPT services is another fraud, asking for $2,548.25 (nice invented number, huh?) to register one of my trademarks internationally. From Praha, Czech Republic. (Praha translates as “joke is on you.”) If we eliminated these mailings, with the inheritances from the Nigerians, and the SEO crap from India, maybe the internet could just focus on communications?



Fraud Alert

Note that the World Patent & Trademark Service (WPTS) and the International Trademarks and Patents Organization (IPTO) are both frauds, both out of Czech Republic, probably run  by the same crooks. They offer zero additional protection for your trademarks. They get your name off trademark lists that are published by law. You might as well throw your money into a bonfire, although that, at least, will keep you warm.


Frauds and Thieves

Today I received a notice from the International Patent & Trademark Office in the Czech Republic (of course) that I owed $2,225 (nice number) to continue the registration of one of my trademarks internationally. I receive a couple of these a month originating  from various small countries in Europe. These are fraudulent, just as much as the Nigerians who tell you that a great inheritance awaits you if you just send some money first, and the hackers who use others’ …


Trademark This

If you own registered trademarks and service marks, ignore ALL private firms requesting money to “protect them,” or extend them, or apply them in foreign countries. They are all scams. Most are overseas in Slovakia or Belarus or Kazakistan, but some are domestic (United States Trademark Maintenance Service). They will print in small letters that they are not a government agency in some area almost impossible to find. And they will try to extort thousands of dollars for their “protection.” …


LAST DAY FOR DISCOUNT AT CONSULTING CONVENTION

Sunday is the FINAL DAY for the $200 discount for the Million Dollar Consulting® Convention in Atlanta, and there are only 20 seats left, after we juggled to make more room. Join your colleagues from 9 countries for 2.5 days of guaranteed growth personally and professionally. And we’ll be GIVING AWAY thousands of dollars of free products and services while you’re there! You can register here and read about the faculty: http://www.alanweiss.com/growth-experiences/million-dollar-consulting-convention/ You can watch a recent video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egtv7p4FovI I …


Million Dollar Consulting® Convention in Atlanta

The final $200 discount expires on Feb.15. This is a unique 2.5 days, featuring my opening keynote, a general session by Dr. Martin Seligman (Learned Optimism), and nine concurrent sessions repeated twice by my faulty of global experts. The fee includes an evening reception, lunches, and refreshments. You can watch a new video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egtv7p4FovI You can see a second video, learn about the faculty, review the content, and sign up for the convention here: http://www.alanweiss.com/growth-experiences/million-dollar-consulting-convention/ There is no other …


Evergreen

Here’s a copy of the foreword I wrote for Noah Fleming’s new book, Evergreen:   Los Angeles is a warm-weather creation, at a similar latitude as much of North Africa and Southeast Asia. But whenever I’ve flown in I’ve had the feeling it’s not as lush as my native northeastern United States. Yet, back home, we routinely endure winters with feet of snow and temperatures below zero. How can that disparity exist?   It exists because L.A. is not verdant. New …


Thought Leadership Conference

We had a fifth consecutive year of sold-out crowd at Thought Leadership at the Four Seasons in Palm Beach. James Carville was my special guest. Twenty-eight consultants from seven countries gathered for three days of intensive interaction to build dominance in markets, create new books, generate new intellectual property, and meet global leaders. Next year’s session with my special guest, the Master of Influence, Robert Cialdini, can be found here—I have only seven seats left: http://summitconsulting.com/seminars/the-thought-leadership-symposium-2015-10.php   (Photos courtesy of Chad …


Introducing Ann’s Clarity App

Ann Latham, a member of my community, has created Ann’s Clarity App, which is the cheat sheet for clarity. It will help you get better results faster, with greater confidence and commitment. It is even more valuable if you use it to create shared clarity. Using Ann’s Clarity App as a group will get everyone on the same page quickly, focused on the same thing, and able to contribute much more effectively. Here is the link:   http://bit.ly/anns-clarity-app