Thursday, July 30, 2009

Refusal of NAAS Registration by Northwest Assoc.

On July 27, 2009, the United States Patent and Trademark Office officially refused registration of the application submitted by Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. A brief summary of the official letters is below:


Registration of the applied-for collective membership mark is refused because of a likelihood of confusion with the mark in U.S. Registration No. 2334969 [NAAS]. Trademark Act Section 2(d), 15 U.S.C. §1052(d); see TMEP §§1207.01 et seq. See the enclosed registration.

Likelihood of confusion may arise from the contemporaneous use of a collective membership mark on the one hand and a trademark or service mark on the other. The same standards used to determine likelihood of confusion between trademarks and service marks also apply to collective membership marks. See 15 U.S.C. §1052(d); In re National Novice Hockey League, Inc., 222 USPQ 638 (TTAB 1984); Allstate Life Ins. Co. v. Cuna International, Inc., 169 USPQ 313 (TTAB 1971), aff’d, 487 F.2d 1407, 180 USPQ 48 (C.C.P.A. 1973); Boise Cascade Corp. v. Mississippi Pine Manufacturers Assn., 164 USPQ 364 (TTAB 1969). TMEP § 1304.08(b)

An NAAS Media Report is being prepared to document, discuss, and report the rejection.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

SPAM Attack

An apparent Spamster has attempted an intrusion into the NAAS Network on Saturday, July 25, 2009, at 12:54AM, PDT, and appears to be impersonating an NAAS.ORG email address.

The person can be traced to the following IP Address:

Consumers are being told to click on the following link:

Email addresses that purportedly received the email message are as follows:,,,,,,,,,,

The link is a fraud that appears to be designed by a person associated with an organization backed by Professors don jordan, and joan mccoy.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

NAAS Applicants Must Attend NAAS-Approved Schools

There is a new policy now in effect for NAAS Award applicants. There is no fee for students who attend schools that have purchased an NAAS Discount License, or that are NAAS-Approved.

Students attending schools or institutions that have purchased an NAAS Discount License may apply without any fees; students attending unaccredited 'NAAS' schools will be charged fees.

This new policy is now in effect due to numerous schools falsely claiming 'NAAS Accrediation' status.

We recommend that all NAAS Award participants use our online form at
There is no need to to purchase costly U.S. postage stamps, or have your valuable correspondence subject to control by U.S. Postal employees.

For more information about how to purchase an NAAS Discount License, please refer to NAAS Licensing Information page

Monday, July 13, 2009

David Steadman Investigated for Perjury

David Steadman, who is desperately seeking to be associated with the world-famous, prestigious, and internationally known 'NAAS' trademark made famous by the founders of National Academy of American Scholars, is under investigation for perjury.

Mr. Steadman, and his group of fake 'NAAS' affiliates, have been the focus of several NAAS NEWS Media reports concerning their illegal, unauthorized, and inappropriate use of the the 'NAAS' mark.

According to certified records obtained from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, David Steadman personally submitted a document to that agency that was signed under penalty of perjury. The statements made by David Steadman contradict federal records, and public facts. Accordingly, legal options include pursuing civil and criminal charges, including a federal charge of perjury.

Mr. Steadman is the apparent President of Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. The organization has underwent several name changes over the years, but has recently settled on the latest (Northwest Association of Accredited Schools) because Mr. Steadman incorrectly believes that this deceitful arrangement of names and words will justify trademark/copyright infringement.

Clearly, Mr. David Steadman is a very desperate man. Who is more desperate: a criminal being chased by the police down a dark alley corridor, or David Steadman trying to out run or out maneuver U.S. Trademark/copyright laws? David Steadman is leaving no stone untouched. The State Education Dept. of Idaho is the biggest collaborator of Steadman. An investigation of the unethical and neo-Nazi backgrounds of certain employees of that agency seem to provide an explanation for the insanely defiant conduct of certain of its partners. Hey Dave: is it too much to ask for you to be a decent American and follow the law??

David Steadman and his group have little or no respect for U.S. federal laws, and appear to have a financial arrangement from Russian operatives. The connection to Russia is disclosed on their website.

For more information about Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, and its relationship to the Idaho Dept. of Education, please review NAAS NEWS Media reports at, or

Monday, July 6, 2009

Special Invitation (NAAS Discount license)

We are currently offering institutions and online schools claiming to be accredited by Northwest Association of Accredited Schools the opportunity to purchase a renewable NAAS discount license of $50.00.

This fee allows the affected school or institution the ability to display the 'NAAS' mark on their respective website for a period of 12 months.
If the fee is not paid, then such school or institution will continue to be publicly defined subject to NAAS EAS/N2 Rules, including the option of labeling said institution as a Criminal Institution; its employees may be subject to additional public charges.

Moreover, any student attending such an illegal or unlicensed school that applies for an NAAS Award may not be viewed favorably by members of the NAAS Select Committee.

Rather than attempting to cheat the process, or continue to be publicly battered with allegations of U.S. Copyright/Trademark violations, we urge affiliates of Northwest Association of Accredited Schools to act ethically, and responsibly by purchasing an NAAS Discount license.

NAAS License (for companies and persons of good repute)

Is your school or intitution being run by a Bernie Madoff type character? Are you trusting your legal matters (Copyright/trademarks) to copy-cat persons? All persons or companies of good repute are urged to seek an official NAAS License.

We urge all persons and companies that believe themselves to be persons or companies of good repute, upstanding honor and integrity, to apply for and purchase an NAAS License; alternatively, the purchaser of an NAAS license need not be an active licensee, but may be a passive licensee, which means the company or person is not obligated to even display the NAAS mark on their respective website, or use the 'NAAS' mark on their company literature.

Assuming you have not yet been formally served with a civil suit, or a criminal complaint, this offer extends to all persons and companies currently depicted in any NAAS-NEWS report, or any person/company currently displaying the NAAS mark without valid authorization in violation of current U.S. Trademark/Copyright laws.

The application, approval, and purchase of an NAAS License may validate the good standing, and ethics of that person and/or company. Such facts will certainly be taken into account and reflected in our reporting, NAAS NEWS Videos, etc.