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A Message regarding expanded intellectual property rights from the Legal Team and Lawyers of the AAFM American Academy of Financial Management ®

From George Mentz, Esq - International Lawyer and Founder of the Academy Est. 1996
To: Members and Friends,

After a Federal Lawsuit in Colorado USA, The Academy secured a victory for all Credentials.

LEGAL NEWS - USA Federal Courts.

In a stunning lawsuit against offshore defendants, George Mentz and his Legal team has asserted USA Jurisdiction over Foreign Companies and persons and secured all legal rights for the IP of the Academy.

The legal Settlement MAINTAINS ALL GLOBAL RIGHTS to Certifications from the Board of Standards &  AAPM, GAFM, and  AAFM where The USA Board of Standards maintains ALL of it's original trademarks, certifications and credentials created from the USA over the last 20 years, where IABFM, Mr. King, Mr. Baring agree to never interfere with the American Academy or it's business partners or the  Board of Standards the credentials going forward in perpetuity.

Also, All of the financial related FINRA designations remain the property of the USA Board and Academy. If anyone has any questions regarding our intellectual property rights or the case, we can email you links to the federal court opinions and orders in favor of AAFM for clarity and send you a list of our global certification programs and catalog.

Many Thanks, G Mentz Esq. Counselor of Law - USA Colorado Federal Courts 

Here are the Legally Protected Designations of AAFM, AAPM, CEC and IBS Board of Standards. If you desire to represent these credentials below, please contact AAFM directly at

1. AFA Accredited Financial Analyst 2. AgCC Agile Communications Certification 3. AMA Accredited Management Accountant 4. AMC Accredited Management Consultant 5. CAM Chartered Asset Manager 6. CAMC Certified Anti Money Laundering Consultant 7. CAPA Certified Asset Protection Analyst 8. CCA Certified Credit Analyst 9. CCA Chartered Compliance Analyst 10. CCC Certified Cost Controller 11. CCE Certified Corporate Economist 12. CCO Certified Compliance Officer 13. CEA Certified E-Marketing Analyst 14. CEC Certified E-Commerce Consultant 15. Chartered Economic Policy Analyst 16. Chartered Economist 17. ChMA Chartered Mortgage Analyst 18. ChPM Chartered Portfolio Manager 19. CHR Certified Human Resources 20. CHRA Certified Human Resources Analyst 21. CIPM Certified International Project Manager 22. CITA Certified International Tax Analyst 23. CLC Certified Leadership Consultant 24. CMA Chartered Market Analyst 25. CPC Certified Project Consultant 26. CPE Certified Planning Engineer 27. CPM Chartered Portfolio Manager 28. CPRM Certified Project Risk Manager 29. CRA Certified Risk Analyst 30. CRA Chartered Risk Analyst 31. CTEP Chartered Trust and Estate Planner 32. CTS Certified Transfer Pricing Specialist 33. CWM Chartered Wealth Manager 34. FAD Financial Analyst Designate 35. GAFM Global Academy of Finance and Management 36. GAPM Global Academy for Project Management 37. MCP Management Consultant Professional 38. MFC Master Financial Controller 39. MFP Master Financial Professional 40. MFP Master Financial Planner - Charter Designation And Board Certification 41. MMC Master Management Consultant 42. MPC Master Professional Consultant 43. MPM Master Project Manager 44. MQM Master Quality Manager 45. PME Project Manager E-Business 46. RBA Registered Business Analyst 47. RFA Registered Financial Analyst 48. RFS Registered Financial Specialist 49. RWM Registered Wealth Manager

Un-Official Statement

The 20 year old Board of Standards of AAFM and the newly created offshore  IABFM in China have reached an agreement in joint consideration of their respective individual intellectual property and trademarks in connection with the certification of professionals and/or educational services related to management and financial training. Academy of Finance and Management is not affiliated with IABFM in any way, and IABFM is not  affiliated with AAFM in any way. Mr. King and Mr. Baring of IABFM have confessed and stipulated in the USA that they have nothing to do with the USA Academy or its Intellectual Property. Further,  Brett King and Geoff Baring agree that all prior statements referring or relating to Counselor George Mentz and the Academy other are hereby retracted in their entirety.

Many Thanks and Regards, George Mentz, JD, MBA, CWM - Attorney at Law USA - Federal Courts CO and LA.

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