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Law of Cards: Is Upper Deck Versus Executive Over?

Law of Cards: Is Upper Deck Versus Executive Over?

It appears as though the case between Upper Deck and Executive Trading Cards is coming to a close. Paul Lesko has the details and legal analysis.

Jack Miller, 9-Year-Old Cancer Patient, Gets Upper Deck Card to Raise Money for Charity

Jack Miller, 9-Year-Old Cancer Patient, Gets Upper Deck Card to Raise Money for Charity

Upper Deck and Friends of Jaclyn are partnering to create a Colorado State football card of Jack Miller, a nine-year-old who has been battling brain tumors for six years.

Law of Cards: Upper Deck Poised to Challenge Panini's MASKS Trademark

Law of Cards: Upper Deck Poised to Challenge Panini’s MASKS Trademark

Just as Paul Lesko predicted, Panini might face some challenges over its Masks trademark application. He has details on Upper Deck requesting some extra time to explore the possibility.

Law of Cards: Pokemon Versus The Pokellector

Law of Cards: Pokemon Versus The Pokellector

Details on a lawsuit where the makers of Pokemon are suing Pokellector,an app maker and website, for trademark infringement. Paul Lesko looks at the case and how it could apply to sports cards.

Law of Cards Parody: Trading Card Startup Files 2015 Trademark Application

Law of Cards Parody: Trading Card Startup Files 2015 Trademark Application

The hobby has its share of questionable trademarks. Paul Lesko makes light of the situation with a parody poking fun at the situation.

Law of Cards: NBA, MLB, NHL, CLC Go After More Alleged Memorabila Counterfeiters

Law of Cards: NBA, MLB, NHL, CLC Go After More Alleged Memorabila Counterfeiters

The NBA, MLB, NHL and CLC are teaming up again to try and shut down another batch of websites for allegedly selling counterfeit goods.

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, the parent company of PSA, appears to have won a lawsuit against coin software developers MWP and Matthew Perry.

Don't Make the Same Mistakes I Did Buying Baseball Cards on Twitter

Don’t Make the Same Mistakes I Did Buying Baseball Cards on Twitter

Thinking of buying and trading cards on Twitter? Here are some tips to help make it safer for yourself and the person you’re dealing with.

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Law of Cards: Panini Limited Trademark Approval an Error?

Law of Cards: Panini Limited Trademark Approval an Error?

Panini has received a final thumbs up for its trademark for Limited, despite outstanding opposition from Topps. Paul Lesko ponders whether this is an error by the Trademark Office.

Law of Cards: Collectors Universe Busy with Copyright Lawsuits

Law of Cards: Collectors Universe Busy with Copyright Lawsuits

Collectors Universe, the parent company of PSA/DNA, has filed a pair of copyright lawsuits against software companies that allegedly distribute material available for paid subscriptions.

Law of Cards: Does Panini's Filing Against Leaf Hint at Possible Resolution?

Law of Cards: Does Panini’s Filing Against Leaf Hint at Possible Resolution?

Recent court filings show that Panini and Leaf may be on their wait to settling some of their legal issues. Paul Lesko has the details.

Law of Cards: Yet Another Skirmish Looms Between Panini and Leaf

Law of Cards: Yet Another Skirmish Looms Between Panini and Leaf

Panini and Leaf look like they’re headed for another legal battle, this time over Leaf’s trademark for Leaf Limited.

Law of Cards: Court Fines J&T Hobby in Upper Deck Matter

Law of Cards: Court Fines J&T Hobby in Upper Deck Matter

A judge has levied a fine of more than $3,000 against J&T Hobby in its case against Upper Deck. You won’t believe the reason why.

The Cracker Jack Collection Review: New Book Provides Insight into Fabled Cracker Jack Set

The Cracker Jack Collection Review: New Book Provides Insight into Fabled Cracker Jack Set

Not just relegated to the sweets aisle, Cracker Jacks are synonymous with baseball and America. These tasty treats helped define a generation and the prize in the box has become a hot commodity. Authors Tom and Elle Zappala provide commentary on the prolific period of Cracker Jack cards during 1914 and 1915.

Law of Cards: Upper Deck Files for Grandeur and Property of Trademarks

Law of Cards: Upper Deck Files for Grandeur and Property of Trademarks

Upper Deck has filed a pair of new trademark applications. This time, the card maker is trying to secure the rights to Grandeur and Property of.

Law of Cards: Kobe Bryant Gives the Gift of a "Cease and Desist Letter" for Mother’s Day

Law of Cards: Kobe Bryant Gives the Gift of a “Cease and Desist Letter” for Mother’s Day

Kobe Bryant is going to great lengths to stop an upcoming auction of his memorabilia consigned by his mother. Get full details, legal analysis and copies of the court documents.

Law of Cards: Bill Mastro and the Unintelligible Algebra of Shill Bidding

Law of Cards: Bill Mastro and the Unintelligible Algebra of Shill Bidding

Paul Lesko uses the Bill Mastro lawsuit to look at the real damage shill bidding can cause and why the court’s definitions can be confusing.

Law of Cards: Upper Deck Files for Jambalaya and Quantum Trademarks

Law of Cards: Upper Deck Files for Jambalaya and Quantum Trademarks

Continuing with the flurry of trading card trademark registrations, Upper Deck has filed for both the Jambalaya and Quantum names.

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