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Tim Langdell's 'Edge' trademarks are finally cancelled
Tim Langdell's 'Edge' trademarks are finally cancelled
April 19, 2013 | By Mike Rose

April 19, 2013 | By Mike Rose
More: Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

The Tim Langdell 'Edge' saga has finally well and truly come to an end, as the U.S. patent and trademark department this week noted that all of Langdell's trademarks relating to the word Edge have been cancelled.

Langdell previously filed lawsuits against multiple game developers who had used the word Edge in their games, including Mobigame with its mobile game Edge, and major game publisher Electronic Arts for Mirror's Edge.

He claimed that he held the rights to the use of the word in the video game industry, and became known for challenging individuals and companies that used any of the words or phrases in their products.

A U.S. District Court Judge then told Langdell in 2010 that his Edge trademarks were no longer valid. However, it has taken another two and half years for the trademarks to be outright cancelled.

Trademarks for the phrases "Cutting Edge," Gamer's Edge,"The Edge" and simply "Edge" were cancelled as of April 17, 2013, with Commissioner for Trademarks Deborah S. Cohn signing off on the legal notice.

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Maurício Gomes
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Finally Karma caught up with this guy.

Or not... there are still people that he defrauded that are still defrauded...

Jonathon Green
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Well at least we can say it's a double "edged" victory without suffering a lawsuit.

*ahem* ... I'II get my coat.

I do really hope this sets all kinds of precedents though for dealing with this type of copyright harassment more quickly and hopefully in a less costly manner in future. Especially with the number of smaller developers and more independent developers, and with the well of game names noticeably running a little dry.

Daneel Filimonov
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Finally, my dreams can be fulfilled and I can at last make a game called "The Edge: Edges of Cutting Edge, The Edging Edge Edgedition"!

Eric McVinney
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Main character: Edger "The Razor Edge" McEdgyton

Mike Weldon
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Tim Langdell is currently pursuing legal action against Commissioner for Trademarks Deborah S. Cohn for using the word "Edge" in a legal notice about cancelling his trademarks.

Kain Shin
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It is time to hEdge our bets on how this will end.

Brandon Van Every
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Would you hedge
At taking a pledge
To push Tim off a ledge?