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Cubs, MLB suit up to catch unauthorized vendors

Cubs, MLB suit up to catch unauthorized vendors

If the Cubs and Major League Baseball have their way, it's going to be harder for some to make green from Cubbie blue.

As the Cubs prepare for their postseason battle, the team and league are squaring off against vendors of alleged knockoff merchandise in the fight for fans' dollars.

"When people think of the playoffs, they only think of the team on the field, but lawyers get ready for the postseason too," said Scott Andresen, founder of Chicago law firm Andresen & Associates, who specializes in sports and trademark law.

The Cubs and MLB this week sought a court order allowing them to work with law enforcement to seize counterfeit or trademark-infringing...

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