Law of Cards: Collectors Universe Appears to Win Lawsuit Against Software Developers

Law of Cards: Collectors Universe Appears to Win Lawsuit Against Software Developers

Collectors Universe's (CU) foray into litigation against MWP and Matthew Perry has wrapped up, and rather quickly. In the suit, filed on October 2, CU alleged that MWP’s software products, called Pro-Coin and Pro-Sports, infringed its trademarks and copyrights for CoinFacts and Sports Market Report.

On December 12, CU wrapped up the suit by filing a notice of voluntary dismissal without prejudice.

Legal translation: CU let MWP and Matthew Perry go, but is reserving the right to bring suit against them again.

The cursory document filed by CU does not explain how the case resolved, but given that it appears that MWP's Pro Coin no longer works and its website is down, it's likely MWP closed shop to avoid further lawsuit pains.

CU still has a similar, later filed action, pending against a company called SaintSoft. It'll be interesting to see if the SaintSoft case resolves itself in a similar fashion, or to see if SaintSoft fights harder than MWP.

The information provided in Paul Lesko's "Law of Cards" column is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information related to legal issues commonly encountered in the sports industry. This information is not intended to create any legal relationship between Paul Lesko, the Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC or any attorney and the user. Neither the transmission nor receipt of these website materials will create an attorney-client relationship between the author and the readers.

The views expressed in the "Law of Cards" column are solely those of the author and are not affiliated with the Simmons Law Firm. You should not act or rely on any information in the "Law of Cards" column without seeking the advice of an attorney. The determination of whether you need legal services and your choice of a lawyer are very important matters that should not be based on websites or advertisements.

ebaysmalllogo Image
3709560458484040 1 Image
1943-S Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS66FS - List $110-cert 2716
3214481034674040 1 Image
Red 1949 - S Lincoln Wheat Cent PCGS MS65
2507591469964040 1 Image
1113961954324040 1 Image
1937 Buffalo Nickel-PCGS OGH MS-65*True Gem*
3709560476604040 1 Image
1943-S Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS66FS - List $110-cert 2712
1113961957004040 1 Image
1213922355654040 1 Image
PCGS 2014 China PANDA 10¥ Yuan Coin MS69 Blue Label PRC Silver 1oz 999 Pure BU l
1213922393044040 1 Image
PCGS Registry MS70 2014 China PANDA 10¥ Yuan Coin Silver 1oz #1 Grade Blue PRC i
1512685700674040 1 Image
2006 P & D Lincoln 1c Cent 2 Coin Set PCGS SP68RD Satin Finish
3610000477874040 1 Image
1510953312064040 1 Image
2011 D Jefferson Nickel 5c PCGS MS67FS Full Steps Business Strike
3212881660534040 1 Image
1961-P Silver Roosevelt Dime PR-65 PCGS Frosty Blast White Proof Free Ship !
2514155009604040 1 Image
1962-P Silver Roosevelt Dime PR-65 PCGS Frosty Blast White Proof Free Ship !
1606815240744040 1 Image
2011 P Andrew Johnson PCGS MS66 !!! Position A FDI
3709760477124040 1 Image
1953-D Franklin Half PCGS MS64FBL- List $50-cert 9670
1512685751054040 1 Image
2006 P Lincoln Memorial Cent 1c PCGS SP69RD Satin Finish
« Previous1234
 |  E-Mail | URL
Paul Lesko is a shareholder at Simmons Hanly Conroy and the chair of its Intellectual Property Department ( Don’t hold the fact that Paul is a lawyer against him, he’s also a rabid baseball and college basketball fan, and an avid baseball card collector. Paul can be found on Twitter @Paul_Lesko and Google+.

Leave a Comment: