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EA takes up Edge trademark fight

Publisher petitions to have a range of Edge Games registrations cancelled

Electronic Arts has petitioned the US Patent & Trademark Office to cancel a range of registrations associated with Edge Games, Inc.

In the petition, filed earlier this month, EA's lawyers allege that Edge Games has been pumping oxygen into various filings for marks including "The Edge" by claiming they were associated with active commerce when they weren't.

There are numerous citations in the 28-page document, which seeks to have Edge Games' various trademarks cancelled.

Edge Games is the company run by Tim Langdell, who made headlines earlier this year when he tackled French developer Mobigame about its iPhone title, Edge.

But EA's interest stems from Mirror's Edge, which was released last year: "Since 2008, Registrant [Edge Games] has continuously threatened to file suit against EA for distributing the Mirror's Edge game on the basis of his purported 'family of registered EDGE marks'. Petitioners reasonably believe that Registrant will contest their right to use the Mirror's Edge mark," the petition noted.

A background to the Tim Langdell company, and its trademark protection practices, is also available.

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Latest comments (3)

Jason Avent VP, Studio Head, NaturalMotion7 years ago
Like my Mum always used to say, there's always a bigger bully! : )
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Phil Elliott Project Lead, Collective; Head of Community (London), Square Enix7 years ago
I suspect this move may win EA a lot of new friends in the industry - there was quite a backlash to the whole Langdell/Mobigame thing.
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Mat Bettinson Business Development Manager, Tantalus Media7 years ago
Well I'm sure they're not doing it out of the goodness of their hearts but nevertheless it's a fight that needs to happen.
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