WhyteRaven74: This guy should've been punted into orbit the very first time he tried this. Edge is an existing generic word, he shouldn't have ever been able to claim any trademark on the word edge or someone using the word edge as part of a product name.
Kyosuke: "Soon after, Electronic Arts, the publisher of Mirror's Edge, sued to cancel Langdell's trademarks-an action it said it took on behalf of the games development community."EA as the hero? Say it ain't so!
ZAZ: I don't know what a trademark troll is supposed to be exactly, but the analogy to patent or copyright troll is a bit strained. As I understand the story Mr. Alleged Troll did at one time legitimately use the trademarked word, but lost the trademark through disuse (which doesn't happen with copyright or patents).The IP world could benefit from a process used in medical malpractice suits. In my state you have to present a medical malpractice case to a tribunal before suing. If the tribunal says you might have a case, sue away. If the tribunal says you definitely don't have a case, you have to post a bond to cover the defendant's costs before suing (and the fact that a doctor, lawyer, and judge agreed your case was weak should be a hint not to sue). The tribunal is a relatively cheap way to discourage frivolous suits.So Mr. Edge wants to sue a company for producing a game called "Ice Sledge" (which contains edge as a substring). He writes up a short statement of his case with exhibits and presents it to a lawyer, a businessman, and a hacker, the Game Trademark Tribunal. The game maker writes a simple rebuttal. The tribunal says "you'd have to be stoned to see any resemblence between the trademark and the name of the game." Now if Mr. Edge wants to sue he has to put anticipated costs of suit in escrow pending the outcome of the case, say $100,000. This process also solves a problem with shell companies (e.g. Righthaven) which can go bankrupt and avoid paying judgments if they lose.
Twitch Boy: You're all a bunch of big fat failure turtles.
AdamK: i really don't care about this issue, other than to say that both mirror's edge and edge on ios are some of my favorite games out there
Russ1642: The real WTF is granting the trademark in the first place. I'm going to trademark the word extreme and any derivatives./you gonna get sued
quatchi: So I wont get sued if I send a postcard now?
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