Magic Newswire wrote:I'm dying to know if this is anywhere close to accurate. It is hard to imagine anyone profited from a product directed to magicians. A profit of Tens of Millions seems hard to imagine. I even have trouble believing that they Grossed 10's of Millions.
I am only answering this because its you and you know I luv ya like the red-headed freckle-faced step child of my cousins uncles former roommate:
I cannot go into detail (because its my name signed at the bottom of the contract) but for Larrys financial fantasies (the facts that he espoused that he is now backpedaling from) to be true, Ellusionist would have to sell more decks of cards to magicians than USPC (including all their brands and sizes of cards, dice, poker chips, kids card gamesOld Maid, etc.sports team logo cards, super hero cards, etc. etc.) sells in Walmart and Target combined.
As far as his latest question, it has been answered multiple times in more than one thread. But I will try again: There are card manufacturers that make cards that closely resemble the iconic Bicycle back. USPC wishes to prevent stores from importing and selling these cards by using trademark infringement as their defense. However, their lawyers have advised them that a litigant could make the argument that USPC, as a matter of practice, changes that back design, therefore it is not protected. Following that advice, USPC has, as a matter of practice, stopped altering that back. They believe this strengthens their argument should a case need to be litigated. I am unaware of that happening; this is a preemptive move that has not been tested in court. However, I am aware of outlets simply saying okay when asked to stop selling questionable product; no one wants to go to court.