Is a Mobile Topps App in the Works?

Is a Mobile Topps App in the Works?

Although they're out there, trading card apps haven't taken over the hobby yet. However, it looks like Topps will soon be providing information about sports on mobile devices. Last week, Topps filed two trademark applications for the terms “Pennant” and “Bunt” that, apparently, will be services that provide, “Information on sports provided through mobile devices.”

A summary of Topps’ filings are provided below.

Word Mark PENNANT
Goods and Services IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Information on sports provided through mobile devices
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85561292
Filing Date March 6, 2012
Current Filing Basis 1B;44D
Original Filing Basis 1B;44D
Owner (APPLICANT) The Topps Company, Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE One Whitehall Street New York NEW YORK 10004
Attorney of Record Andrew Baum
Priority Date January 25, 2012
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

 

Word Mark BUNT
Goods and Services IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Information on sports provided through mobile devices
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85561287
Filing Date March 6, 2012
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) The Topps Company, Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE One Whitehall Street New York NEW YORK 10004
Attorney of Record Andrew Baum
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

 

It’s not clear what the service is, how it will function, or when Topps will roll it out, but given the interplay between card collectors and sports statistics, it seems like a logical next step.

 

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