EA petitions to have Edge marks canned

Tim Langdell's company under fire.

Electronic Arts has petitioned the US Patent & Trademark Office to cancel a range of registrations associated with Edge Games, Inc.

In the petition, filed earlier this month, EA's lawyers allege that Edge Games has been pumping oxygen into various filings for marks including "The Edge" by claiming they were associated with active commerce when they weren't.

There are numerous citations in the 28-page document, which seeks to have Edge Games' various trademarks cancelled.

Edge Games, of course, is the company run by Tim Langdell, who made headlines earlier this year when he tackled French developer Mobigame about its iPhone title, Edge. Last we heard they were set to do battle in court.

EA's interest stems from Mirror's Edge, which came out last year. "Since 2008, Registrant [Edge Games] has continuously threatened to file suit against EA for distributing the Mirror's Edge game on the basis of his purported 'family of registered EDGE marks'. Petitioners reasonably believe that Registrant will contest their right to use the Mirror's Edge mark," the petition noted.

Expect this one to run. Check out our in-depth report on Mobigame's tussle with Edge Games for more background.

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