Joseph Sammartano, Former U.S. Army Counter-Terrorist Officer, Files Complaint vs. ABC For Unauthorized Use of His AmeriCAN® Trademark You Decide (see photos)

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Joseph Sammartano, the former U.S. Army Counter-Terrorist Project Officer, files complaint against ABC over infringement of AmeriCAN® trademark. According to court documents, Mr. Sammartano learned that GMA was regularly airing segments called “AmeriCAN” without seeking or obtaining approval.

Let the people be the judge, I will defend something I legally own.

Joseph Sammartano, the former U.S. Army Physical Security Counter-Terrorist Officer whose methods are used worldwide by the government and law enforcement, filed a complaint in federal court against ABC and GMA over infringement of his AmeriCAN® trademark. According to court documents, Mr. Sammartano stated that GMA was regularly airing segments called “AmeriCAN” without seeking or obtaining his approval.

The complaint against ABC was filed in the Southern District Court of New York. The AmeriCAN® trademark was designed created and licensed to Joseph Sammartano in 1989 and reissued (IAW) in accordance with the laws of the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO). According to ABC lawyer Charles Steinberg, “No infringement and are not identical” and Cathie Levine VP ABC NY “We consider the lawsuit to be without merit.” However Sammartano’s reply, “Let the people be the judge, I will defend something I legally own.”

Attached to this press release are two photos. One is of a young woman wearing a hat with his licensed AmeriCAN® trademark. The other is of Sam Champion, the famous GMA TV weatherman wearing a GMA hat with the “AmeriCAN” logo. As stated in the complaint, ABC is claiming no infringement between the licensed trademark and the design used by ABC. Sammartano is asking the media to reveal this story to the public, let everyone see, poll your market and have America decide if there is merit. Sammartano stated “This is a modern day David and Goliath and blatant corporate bullying. It is no easy task when up against the money of ABC, which is owned by Disney. I am the legal owner of this trademark and I am committed to defending my rights. I look at this as not only my case against a corporate giant but also as defending all AmeriCANs, today and for the future.”

"A professional Soldier fights not because he hates what he sees in front of him, but because He loves what he sees behind him and knows what is right. What do you see? Thank you for reading, sincerely, Joe S”

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Attorneys Frank Kalamajka, or Dwight Yellen @ Ballon, Stoll Bader & Nadler, P.C. 212 575 7900
Interviews welcomed Joseph Sammartano 386 441 9400 JPSamm(at)AmeriCANChallenge(dot)org
Deadline call 917 470 9290
ABC Legal Charles Steinberg 818 560 8026
Cathie Levine VP ABC News NY Media Relations
Complaint filed 11/9/2009 U S Southern District # 09CV9318
Part ll Tomorrow AmeriCAN® Why it was created and what leader of a foreign country told other country leaders how to destroy Americas’ youth? Taken from declassified CIA FBI documents and media files you don’t want to miss these facts. Go to http://www.AmeriCAN®challenge.org

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