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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.

Law of Cards: An Unlimited Number of Trademark Battles

Law of Cards: An Unlimited Number of Trademark Battles

Card companies continue to race for new trademarks including Upper Deck for Precious Metal Gems. The card maker also joined the opposition of Panini’s Limited trademark. Paul Lesko has the details.

Law of Cards: War for the Rally Squirrel Breaks Out

Law of Cards: War for the Rally Squirrel Breaks Out

The notorious Rally Squirrel is back in the headlines. The pseudo mascot is at the center of a trademark dispute between the St. Louis Cardinals and PBR Industries.

High Five: 2012 Topps Triple Threads Football Adds Autographed Handprint Cards

High Five: 2012 Topps Triple Threads Football Adds Autographed Handprint Cards

Seven Rookie Autographed Handprint cards have been added to 2012 Topps Triple Threads Football. Get full details on the cards and more.

Law of Cards: Upper Deck vs Upper Deck International Poised to Go Global - UPDATE

Law of Cards: Upper Deck vs Upper Deck International Poised to Go Global – UPDATE

Upper Deck vs. Upper Deck International is going global. Paul Lesko has the details on Upper Deck requesting foreign documents to support its case against Upper Deck International and what it might mean.

Law of Cards: Upper Deck Slams Distributor in Lawsuit Response

Law of Cards: Upper Deck Slams Distributor in Lawsuit Response

Upper Deck has responded to a lawsuit brought against it by distributor J&T Hobby. Paul Lesko breaks it down and has copies of the court documents.

Law of Cards: We Need NFL Referee Cards in 2012

Law of Cards: We Need NFL Referee Cards in 2012

Refs have had a huge impact on the first part of the NFL season. Paul Lesko discusses why he thinks Panini and Topps should consider including referee cards in their 2012 products.

Spectacular 2012 Topps Finest Autographed Yu Darvish Superfractor Pulled

Spectacular 2012 Topps Finest Autographed Yu Darvish Superfractor Pulled

The 2012 Topps Finest Baseball Autographed Jumbo Patch Superfractor Yu Darvish has been pulled. Check out the video and get the reactions from both the collector who got it and his plans for the card.

Beware the Megatooth Shark! 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Artifacts Revealed

Beware the Megatooth Shark! 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Artifacts Revealed

Topps promised “unusual artifacts from the past” on their 2012 Allen & Ginter Baseball N43 Artifacts redemptions. And that’s what redemption card holders are going to get. Get the full list of ancient relics that will be used for the set.

2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Variation Short Prints Guide

2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Variation Short Prints Guide

Collectors busting 2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions are discovering variation short prints of base set cards. We’ve got details, images and a running checklist.

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