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US court order strips EDGE from "trademark troll" Tim Langdell
Posted: 19.04.2013 12:21 by Simon Priest Comments: 5
Many companies who use the word 'edge' can now breathe a sigh of relief as the long-running legal battles around the EDGE trademark are brought to a close. US court documents reveal the trademark is declared nulled.

This means Tim Langdell can no longer demand payment for use of the word, which landed EA's Mirror's Edge in legal strife. It's especially great news for EDGE creator Mobigame.

Edge magazine from Future Publishing was another target of Langdell's trademark wrath, as have many other companies and products been because of the word 'edge' in them.

"It took us 2 years to create EDGE from scratch, then we waited 4 additional years for this day to happen," remarked EDGE creator David Papazian. "This story represent 6 years of our lives but now the road is totally clear for EDGE. We are so happy for all the victims of this trademark troll, truth and justice finally won!"

In celebration of this common sense ruling, all platform versions of EDGE are discounted by 50%.
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Comments

By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 19, 2013
herodotus
Silly, silly. Should have been thrown out of court Day 1.
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Apr 19, 2013
Jasca_Ducato
So the patent is now available? Hmmmmm
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Apr 20, 2013
nocutius
It should be impossible to even attempt to trademark such a general single word, combinations are fine but a single word absolutely not. There should be some safeguards in the process of filing for a trademark against this.

Like it was said, it's very silly this actually lasted this long.
By unsilviu (SI Core) on Apr 20, 2013
unsilviu
There's also the matter of common sense, which is why Apple doesn't go around suing supermarkets for labelling apples "Apples".
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 20, 2013
herodotus
Perhaps fruit growers should sue Apple. In fact, I support anyone who sues Apple for any reason.