UPDATE 2/2/2010: Major League Baseball sues Upper Deck for trademark infringement and quotes from Yu-Gi-Oh! counterfeiting case. Click here for details.
Los Angeles, CA – Instead of settling the case after it was caught selling counterfeit Yu Gi Oh! cards, Upper Deck fought a losing battle and the Court’s summary judgment ruling found that Upper Deck counterfeited Yu Gi Oh! cards (details here). After the parties’ opening statements were delivered to the jury yesterday, Upper Deck and Konami settled the case, wherein Upper Deck will pay an undisclosed sum to Konami and will enter into a permanent injunction — which appears to be an adoption of the Court’s previously issued preliminary injunction (details here). The Court’s order regarding the settlement is available here.
The case is Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. v. Vintage Sports Cards, Inc. et al., CV08-06630 VBF (C.D. Cal. 2008)