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Simmons Shareholder Paul Lesko to Present at Sport Memorabilia Industry Summit

Paul Lesko, intellectual property attorney and Simmons Hanly Conroy shareholder, has been asked again to present at the Sports and Gaming Collectible industry’s trade summit, the largest annual conference for sports card, collectible and gaming professionals in the industry. The summit will take place March 17 – 20 in Las Vegas at the Orleans Hotel & Casino.

Paul_Lesko_mugThe legal panel will take place at 3 p.m., Monday, March 18. Lesko, will resume his role with co-presenter Adam Larry, NHL Players Association Director of Licensing and Association Counsel. They will discuss the continuing importance of litigation over licenses and rights of publicity to the industry, and the emerging import of trademarks in litigation. The effects of fraudulent memorabilia on manufacturers, retailers, customers and the industry as a whole will also be addressed. The seminar will conclude with an always-popular Q&A segment.

“I’m honored to have been asked to present again with Adam Larry on this year’s legal panel for the Industry Summit. The summit will offer attendees valuable information and news about the collectibles industry, and anyone who attends the legal panel will walk away with inside perspective on the law and how it affects retailers, distributers and collectors.”

The following day, Lesko will also host a special breakout session for brick and mortar retailers that will focus on legal issues they face in an ever-changing industry. The format will be Q&A and driven by the interactivity of attendees. In addition, he will also appear on live broadcasts of the popular online radio show Cardboard Connection.

Lesko is a shareholder at Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides and Barnerd. He is also a fanatic baseball and college basketball fan and an avid baseball card collector. He writes the popular legal sports memorabilia column “Law of Cards” for the online magazine Cardboard Connection and makes regular appearances on the magazine’s twice weekly Internet radio show.

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