Upper Deck will be able to market and distribute the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in the U.S. for now, according to a court ruling.  The court ruled against Konami, which had requested a temporary selling and shipping ban.  The ruling parallels one in a Dutch court, which ruled that Konami did not have the right to terminate Upper Deck as the distributor of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG (see “Dutch Court Sides with Upper Deck”). 


Upper Deck exec Bernd Becker expressed the company’s happiness with the rulings.  “Upper Deck is very pleased with today’s rulings,” he said.  “We look forward to continuing the superior game support that we’ve been delivering to worldwide Yu-Gi-Oh! players for the last seven years.”