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Edge Pull - The Hows and Whys

05-28-2009, 02:42 PM
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Edge Pull - The Hows and Whys

I just found this on "Fingergaming"'s discussion - and did a quick search and didn't find discussion, so -

Edge Pulled for Trademark Infringement.

05-28-2009, 03:27 PM
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Langdell, CEO of EDGE Games, GDC 2009 speaker and Lead Game Faculty at National University, contacted Mobigame and Apple in April asking that the game be pulled. Langdell claims his company owns the worldwide “trademark” EDGE.
WTF? How can you "trademark" a single word like that?

“If you already asked why Soul Edge (the Namco game) was called Soul Blade and later Soulcalibur in the US, you have your answer.”
Hahahaha, seriously, WTF?

05-28-2009, 03:37 PM
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WTF for real. I was wondering about this... I wanted this game and just never had extra pennies to spend on a game.

Now that i do it gets pulled.
05-28-2009, 03:43 PM
Dang I was just about to buy this game too...

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This kind of news makes me want to listen to some rage against the machine and slowly repeat some sort of mantra to myself saying its really ok for people to act like this.

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05-29-2009, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by HJJ View Post
WTF? How can you "trademark" a single word like that?
Typically you cannot, per se. Common vernacular is in the public domain. A trademark is a combination of words and design. So this is not "Edge" vs. "Edge." This is

vs. .

These kind of disputes often take time to sort out, as they are so subjective.
05-29-2009, 12:05 PM
Hopefully, now that he is about to pick a fight with EA (he has announced the release of his new game, Mirrors Edge), things may change.
05-29-2009, 01:19 PM
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wow, i was just going to buy it too

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05-29-2009, 07:11 PM
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think it'll ever be back?
05-29-2009, 09:09 PM
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Edge is still available on the Australian store.

I wonder why it wasn't pulled from the Aus app store.

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