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Notre Dame, Upper Deck Sign Multi-Year Exclusive Trading Card Deal

Notre Dame, Upper Deck Sign Multi-Year Exclusive Trading Card Deal

Upper Deck and the University of Notre Dame have signed an exclusive multi-year trading card deal. Get the details as well as initial plans for upcoming products under the license.

Panini Adds University of Texas as Another College Card Exclusive

Panini Adds University of Texas as Another College Card Exclusive

Panini’s portfolio of college trading card exclusives is growing once again. Their latest deal is with the University of Texas.

Trophy Box Cards to Give Away Entire Case of Cards in Trial Draft Promotion

Trophy Box Cards to Give Away Entire Case of Cards in Trial Draft Promotion

Check out full details on the Trophy Box promotion that will award one case of cards to the winning participants.

Panini Lands Exclusive Trading Card License for Over 200 More Universities

Panini Lands Exclusive Trading Card License for Over 200 More Universities

Panini is getting into collegiate sports cards in a big way. Just a few days after announcing deals with three major universities, the card maker will have exclusive deals with more than 200 more schools starting in the spring of 2015.

Panini Adds Exclusive Card Deals with Three Universities

Panini Adds Exclusive Card Deals with Three Universities

Coming soon, select college-themed cards in Panini basketball, football and baseball products. Get the full details here.

Law of Cards: Panini Defends Its LIMITED Mark

Law of Cards: Panini Defends Its LIMITED Mark

With Panini continuing to battle for a trademark on Limited, attorney Paul Lesko brings us up to speed on the card maker’s latest trial brief in an attempt to help its case facing opposition from Topps.

Law of Cards: Beckett Beats Miller Cards by Default

Law of Cards: Beckett Beats Miller Cards by Default

Beckett Media has won its lawsuit against Miller Cards when the defendant failed to show up in court. Attorney Paul Lesko has the details, including damages as well as analysis on possible ramifications.

Law of Cards: COMC Alleges Beckett Has No Trade Secrets

Law of Cards: COMC Alleges Beckett Has No Trade Secrets

With the court allowing Beckett Media to alter its claims against COMC in their ongoing lawsuit, COMC has changed some of their allegations as well, claiming that Beckett shouldn’t have trade secret protection.

Trophy Box Cards Brings Interactive Draft Concept to Sports Card Group Breaks

Trophy Box Cards Brings Interactive Draft Concept to Sports Card Group Breaks

Group breaks are here to stay. While they come in many forms, Trophy Box Cards is putting a new, interactive spin on draft-style breaks.

Law of Cards: Miller Cards Is a No-Show in Beckett Lawsuit

Law of Cards: Miller Cards Is a No-Show in Beckett Lawsuit

With Miller Cards not showing up to respond to a copyright lawsuit brought against it by Beckett Media, it looks like the case might be over. Attorney Paul Lesko has the details.

Law of Cards: Cryptozoic Rants Against Wizards of the Coast

Law of Cards: Cryptozoic Rants Against Wizards of the Coast

Cryptozoic has fired back and fired hard at Wizards of the Coast in a response to WOTC’s lawsuit over Hex. Attorney Paul Lesko has the details and analysis.

Law of Cards: The Battle For LIMITED Control Continues

Law of Cards: The Battle For LIMITED Control Continues

The battle over Panini’s Limited trademark continues. Attorney Paul Lesko looks at Topps’ recent trial briefing and what it means for the case.

Law of Cards: Topps Sues Maker of Alleged Knock-Off Ring Pops

Law of Cards: Topps Sues Maker of Alleged Knock-Off Ring Pops

Ring Pops are a candy staple. Just don’t go trying to making something that might be seen as too similar. Otherwise you’ll end up in a legal tussle like Primary Colors who find themselves being sued by Topps.

Law of Cards: Trademark Office Rejects Topps Trademark App for -- Topps

Law of Cards: Trademark Office Rejects Topps Trademark App for — Topps

In a strange turn of trademark events, Topps had an application rejected for the word “Topps,” at least with regards to clothing. Paul Lesko has the details in another installment of Law of Cards.

Law of Cards: Pokemon v. Pokellector Case Might End Soon

Law of Cards: Pokemon v. Pokellector Case Might End Soon

The ongoing case between Pokemon and the Pokellector app could soon be coming to an end. Attorney Paul Lesko breaks down why this might be the case.

Law of Cards: Beckett v. COMC Becomes a Seinfeld Episode

Law of Cards: Beckett v. COMC Becomes a Seinfeld Episode

Beckett Media vs. COMC continues with COMC filing an opposition to a recent Beckett amendment in the case. Paul Lesko has the latest and why it reminds him of a Seinfeld episode.

Law of Cards: A Little Bit Late, Beckett Alleges COMC Breached Contract

Law of Cards: A Little Bit Late, Beckett Alleges COMC Breached Contract

Beckett is upping the ante in its ongoing lawsuit against COMC, now accusing them of breach on contract.

Law of Cards: Panini's FLAWLESS Filing Mired in Flawed Process

Law of Cards: Panini’s FLAWLESS Filing Mired in Flawed Process

Panini is facing several challenges in its quest for a trademark for Flawless. Attorney Paul Lesko looks at how one large company currently stands in its way and what that might mean going forward.

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