by Eric Norwood
October 8, 2009
Earlier this summer the Mobigame application Edge, one of Apple's "favorite games" in the App Store, was pulled amidst a battle with EDGE Games. EDGE Games owner, Tim Langdell, has been criticized for being unreasonably zealous about his mildly successful company's trademark throughout the six-month spat, even trademarking the name Edgy after Mobigame offered to change their app's name. Last month, in an entirely unrelated spat, EA Games filed a petition with the U.S Patent and Trademark Office that stated: "EA and EA DICE are asking that the trademarks “THE EDGE”, “GAMER’S EDGE”, “EDGE”, “CUTTING EDGE” and “EDGE” (second registration covering a different range of goods), held by Edge Games Inc, be cancelled." The petition also claims that "the EDGE family of marks should be cancelled because EDGE knowingly lied to get them registered in the first place." The move from EA doesn't directly involve Mobigame, aside from the wonderful fact that the innovative iPhone game has recently resurfaced in the App Store after being pulled in July. You better go download it before Langdell has it pulled again.