Edge Games "completely certain" of victory against EA
Tim Langdell's legal team complain of press bias towards Electronic Arts
The company of controversial trademark litigator Tim Langdell has claimed that it is "completely certain" of defeating EA's petition to the US Patent & Trademark Office, to cancel its wide range of registrations relating to the word "edge".
Speaking to sister site Eurogamer an unnamed spokesperson for Edge Games complained of a "biased press" and that EA "doesn't like the fact there is still one UK company older than itself that they have not yet destroyed."
"Just before they filed their amended petition to cancel we filed our Motion for Summary Judgement, but their resubmission of their petition gets coverage and our Motion to have the entire issue go away gets no coverage," said the spokesperson in an email.
"How could these people be more blatant in their bias in favour of EA?," they asked.
"We are completely certain of winning in both the US and UK against EA/EA DICE and against Papazian on the European CTM issue," continued the email. "We have asked Connect2Media to remove Papazian's EDGE from mobile phones and are confident they will do so if they have not done so already."
Edge Games believes it is "extremely likely" that EA's petition will be turned down, claiming that the publisher has "no new detail that enables them to argue fraud" but instead merely "trumped up" accusations.
For years Edge Games has issued a series of legal attacks against any games-related company using the world "edge" in the title of its product, from Future Publishing's Edge magazine to Mobigame's iPhone title Edge and, most recently, PuzzleKings' Killer Edge Racing.
EA's involvement began following the release of EA DICE's Mirror's Edge, with the company refusing to pay Edge Games a licensing fee and alleging that the developer had begun filing similarly named new trademarks for games that weren't in production.
A full history of Langdell and Edge Games' litigious past is available on gamesindustry.biz.