Let’s travel back to 2010, T+B’s first year, when we wrote about Edge Games, Inc. owner Tim Langdell and his claims to the word “Edge” in several video games — including The Edge, Cutting Edge, Gamer’s Edge, and more. At that time, Langdell unsuccessfully went after Electronic Arts to try and stop the company’s use of the name “Mirror’s Edge 2.”
Over the years, Langdell also filed trademark infringement lawsuits against Mobigame, Namco, Sony, Future Publishing, and Marvel Entertainment. Now, three years and multiple trademark disputes later, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has cancelled Langdell’s five “Edge” trademarks. You can check out the TTAB docs here.
In one of the trademark disputes, Mobigame was forced to remove its iOS game, Edge, from the App Store for three weeks in 2010. After the TTAB cancellation, Mobigame’s David Papazian wrote on Twotribes.com: “It took us two years to create Edge from scratch, then we waited four additional years for this day to happen.”
Langdell has now filed a letter of protest, in which he calls the cancellation notice “defective.” Stay tuned …