edgelissIn an apparent move to band against Tim Langdell's over aggressive defense of the trademark "EDGE", a number of indie developers have made announcements today that their games will incorporate the EDGE name.

The move seems to be in response to another takedown target of Tim Langdell's which was detailed this week.

Killer Edge Racing from PuzzleKings is the latest game to be targeted by IP hunter Timothy Langdell, who has complained to Apple that the casual title is infringing his Edge trade mark.

Additionally, it appears that Langdell has now applied to register a trade mark for "Killer Edge Racing" in a bid to prevent PuzzleKings from using the name, despite the fact that the game has been around for five years.

Langdell's actions had previously caused Mobiegame's EDGE to be removed from the App Store for a number of months.

Update: Additional titles added to list above.

  • http://www.drafternoon.com mek

    that is Edgy

    I am all for it though

  • http://www.drafternoon.com mek

    that is Edgy

    I am all for it though

  • applesauce25r624

    polytron needs to update their website

  • applesauce25r624

    polytron needs to update their website

  • Love

    Cool.

  • ImNoSuperMan

    This makes much more sense now, I was wondering why did the dev of Eliss chose to get into this controversy.

  • Deepmist

    So sad that people like that exist. Anything to keep everyone else down.

  • Love

    Cool.

  • ImNoSuperMan

    This makes much more sense now, I was wondering why did the dev of Eliss chose to get into this controversy.

  • Deepmist

    So sad that people like that exist. Anything to keep everyone else down.

  • JazzFlight

    This makes me so happy. Screw Tim Langdell and his stupid copyright claims. He doesn't own the damn word, geez.

    • Terrin

      You read the article right? The issue is Trademark, not Copyright. Two very different issues.

  • JazzFlight

    This makes me so happy. Screw Tim Langdell and his stupid copyright claims. He doesn't own the damn word, geez.

    • Terrin

      You read the article right? The issue is Trademark, not Copyright. Two very different issues.

  • Howard

    What a total prat Langdell is!! Power to the people!!!!

  • Howard

    What a total prat Langdell is!! Power to the people!!!!

  • Wabaam

    ROFL! Edgeward McEdgington!!

  • Wabaam

    ROFL! Edgeward McEdgington!!

  • Kamazar

    Ooo, typo there, it's actual FEDGE. Awesome that the indie community is finally taking a stand.

  • Kamazar

    Ooo, typo there, it's actual FEDGE. Awesome that the indie community is finally taking a stand.

  • Kam

    Tim Langdell. What a Douche

  • Kam

    Tim Langdell. What a Douche

  • Greg

    Hah! This is great!

  • rich_952000

    Timothy Langdell, I am officially changing my birth name to Edge so please, stop trying to secure my name as your own copyrighted material.

    Douchy!

    • Will090

      He is going to try and have you executed

  • Greg

    Hah! This is great!

  • rich_952000

    Timothy Langdell, I am officially changing my birth name to Edge so please, stop trying to secure my name as your own copyrighted material.

    Douchy!

    • Will090

      He is going to try and have you executed

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    iPhone community
    I love you.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    iPhone community
    I love you.

  • bravetarget

    I'm going to laugh if that dbag Langdell wins the rights, and all those indie developers get totaled.

    • monkeys

      I'm going to laugh when your game sucks after the obnoxious prick you've been.

  • MilesO'Toole

    I wonder if this guy has served papers to U2's "the edge"?

  • bravetarget

    I'm going to laugh if that dbag Langdell wins the rights, and all those indie developers get totaled.

    • monkeys

      I'm going to laugh when your game sucks after the obnoxious prick you've been.

  • MilesO'Toole

    I wonder if this guy has served papers to U2's "the edge"?

  • http://www.secretexit.com Jani

    Joining the ranks:

    CRITTER CREDGE - http://www.crittercrunch.com
    CANABEDGE - http://atomicedgegames.com/canabedge/

  • wegmans

    I'd like this guy to meet a sharp Edge at some point. What a DB!

  • http://www.secretexit.com Jani

    Joining the ranks:

    CRITTER CREDGE - http://www.crittercrunch.com
    CANABEDGE - http://atomicedgegames.com/canabedge/

  • wegmans

    I'd like this guy to meet a sharp Edge at some point. What a DB!

  • http://chaosedge.wordpress.com/ roskelld

    Up with this sort of thing. :D

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    But it could also mean that EDGELISS is just a part of the joke today and therefore, we won't see any game?

  • http://chaosedge.wordpress.com/ roskelld

    Up with this sort of thing. :D

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    But it could also mean that EDGELISS is just a part of the joke today and therefore, we won't see any game?

  • http://labs.hydrix.com/edge Gerald

    Makes me want to develop an iPhone version of my company's EmbedDed Graphic Engine "EDGE" :-)
    (or not?)

  • 1337brian

    ROFL@ Ledge Dismount touch... BTW Still waiting on it!!!

  • http://labs.hydrix.com/edge Gerald

    Makes me want to develop an iPhone version of my company's EmbedDed Graphic Engine "EDGE" :-)
    (or not?)

  • 1337brian

    ROFL@ Ledge Dismount touch... BTW Still waiting on it!!!

  • http://www.minisquadron.com Tak Fung

    That's a great idea!! If this was announced a bit earlier I woulda shoved a bloody EDGE plane in my game. It'll come on randomly and it'll crash head first into the floor cos it would be completely lame

  • http://www.minisquadron.com Tak Fung

    That\'s a great idea!! If this was announced a bit earlier I woulda shoved a bloody EDGE plane in my game. It\'ll come on randomly and it\'ll crash head first into the floor cos it would be completely lame

  • http://myspace.com/battlebornmusic Battle Born

    epic win. kudos to you devs!

  • http://myspace.com/battlebornmusic Battle Born

    epic win. kudos to you devs!

  • http://myspace.com/battlebornmusic Battle Born

    P.S. Edge was overrated.

    • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

      What? One of the best App Store games? Overrated?
      You've got a strange taste :)

      • Kosikutioner

        He's just a troll, leave him be

      • TKO

        Yeah. Silly troll. EDGE is awesome. Still has a prime spot on my iPhone.

    • Andrew

      Overrated? I've beaten it completely and it's still on my iPhone...

    • http://myspace.com/battlebornmusic Battle Born

      doh! I thought Langdell developed Edge the game. but regardless, even though I didn't get into the game, I think it's awesome the devs have got eachother's backs.

    • wegmans

      clearly you are voted off the island. The tribe has spoken.

  • http://myspace.com/battlebornmusic Battle Born

    P.S. Edge was overrated.

    • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

      What? One of the best App Store games? Overrated?
      You've got a strange taste :)

      • Kosikutioner

        He's just a troll, leave him be

      • TKO

        Yeah. Silly troll. EDGE is awesome. Still has a prime spot on my iPhone.

    • Andrew

      Overrated? I've beaten it completely and it's still on my iPhone...

    • http://myspace.com/battlebornmusic Battle Born

      doh! I thought Langdell developed Edge the game. but regardless, even though I didn't get into the game, I think it's awesome the devs have got eachother's backs.

    • wegmans

      clearly you are voted off the island. The tribe has spoken.

  • Ahiru

    people, don't forget i registered the word "Yes" on 47 different countries, so beware not to use it without my consent o_O agreed?!?

  • jay

    tim langdel=massive bender

    edge is garbage anyway eliteist waste

  • Ahiru

    people, don't forget i registered the word "Yes" on 47 different countries, so beware not to use it without my consent o_O agreed?!?

  • jay

    tim langdel=massive bender

    edge is garbage anyway eliteist waste

  • Will

    This is the greatest thing I've ever heard.

  • Will

    This is the greatest thing I've ever heard.

  • Somerandomdude

    Good for these guys. I'm sick of Langdell and his stupid attacks on everything with the word Edge in it. Next thing you know he'll be sueing the people who make dictionaries for having the word Edge in it.

  • Somerandomdude

    Good for these guys. I'm sick of Langdell and his stupid attacks on everything with the word Edge in it. Next thing you know he'll be sueing the people who make dictionaries for having the word Edge in it.

  • SippyDad

    Ha, I just fell off the EDGE of my seat laughing. Edgeliss sounds awesome BTW. And Tim Langdell is a parasite who has never produced anything of value in his meaningless life.

  • SippyDad

    Ha, I just fell off the EDGE of my seat laughing. Edgeliss sounds awesome BTW. And Tim Langdell is a parasite who has never produced anything of value in his meaningless life.

  • Oliath

    I don't condone murder, but if Tim Langdel was to meet a very slow and painful death then it would be a good thing for the whole world.

    Perhaps there should be a 99c app called 'all money goes to hiring a hitman'

  • Kosikutioner

    This is one of the best things I've read in awhile regarding legal troubles with games. I think I may have to buy every one of these games now (I was already probably gonna buy most to be honest though)

  • Oliath

    I don't condone murder, but if Tim Langdel was to meet a very slow and painful death then it would be a good thing for the whole world.

    Perhaps there should be a 99c app called 'all money goes to hiring a hitman'

  • Kosikutioner

    This is one of the best things I've read in awhile regarding legal troubles with games. I think I may have to buy every one of these games now (I was already probably gonna buy most to be honest though)

  • T-Will

    Please don't allow Tim Langdell to take away my T-Mobile EDGE connection, it's my only access to the mobile internets!!!

  • T-Will

    Please don't allow Tim Langdell to take away my T-Mobile EDGE connection, it's my only access to the mobile internets!!!

  • Deluxe

    Critter Credge : http://crittercrunch.com/

    • http://myspace.com/battlebornmusic Battle Born

      awesome. keep em coming devs!

  • Deluxe

    Critter Credge : http://crittercrunch.com/

    • http://myspace.com/battlebornmusic Battle Born

      awesome. keep em coming devs!

  • http://www.mstargames.co.uk DrMistry

    Maybe I should rename my current project "Space Pirates from the EDGE of Tomorrow"...maybe I should indeed...It is my considered opinion that the man is an overly litigious buffoon who simply should be stopped and put on the naughty step for a while, to think about what he's done.

  • http://www.mstargames.co.uk DrMistry

    Maybe I should rename my current project "Space Pirates from the EDGE of Tomorrow"...maybe I should indeed...It is my considered opinion that the man is an overly litigious buffoon who simply should be stopped and put on the naughty step for a while, to think about what he's done.

  • AttackOfThePwned

    Showing my support. Mods, can I get my profile name changed to AttackOfThePwnEDGE?

  • AttackOfThePwned

    Showing my support. Mods, can I get my profile name changed to AttackOfThePwnEDGE?

  • Matt

    Ha, this made me smile a lot! I'm especially excited about EDGELISS. So glad everyone's united, as EDGE is an awesome game! I'd completed and deleted when it got removed from the app store, so was glad to yoink it back again...x

  • Matt

    Ha, this made me smile a lot! I'm especially excited about EDGELISS. So glad everyone's united, as EDGE is an awesome game! I'd completed and deleted when it got removed from the app store, so was glad to yoink it back again...x

  • TKO

    Man, what a douchebag this guy is. I hope he meets an unpleasant end .. soon. I don't want him threatening awesome games.

  • TKO

    Man, what a douchebag this guy is. I hope he meets an unpleasant end .. soon. I don't want him threatening awesome games.

  • http://hyperduck.co.uk Chris Geehan

    Thank god Tim didn't call his company 'The' or 'A' .. the world would be screwed with lawsuits.

  • http://hyperduck.co.uk Chris Geehan

    Thank god Tim didn't call his company 'The' or 'A' .. the world would be screwed with lawsuits.

  • Alex
    • TKO

      Yay! ..This makes me immensely happy. :)

  • Alex
    • TKO

      Yay! ..This makes me immensely happy. :)

  • http://www.twitter.com/elimcfly88 Eli Mcfly

    WWE Wrestling Owns the word "Christian" but for a word like Edge, I think his copyrights should only go as far as "The Edge" Or "Edge" or "A Edge" or something like that.

    • Kinl

      Seriously? I didn't think a persons name or a religion could be owned..

  • http://www.twitter.com/elimcfly88 Eli Mcfly

    WWE Wrestling Owns the word "Christian" but for a word like Edge, I think his copyrights should only go as far as "The Edge" Or "Edge" or "A Edge" or something like that.

    • Kinl

      Seriously? I didn't think a persons name or a religion could be owned..

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

    The saddest thing is that this kind of copyright seems to be possible. So first to blame are the laws making shit like this to happen... poor!

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

    The saddest thing is that this kind of copyright seems to be possible. So first to blame are the laws making shit like this to happen... poor!

  • http://www.smiles-game.com PoV
  • http://www.smiles-game.com PoV
  • http://www.smiles-game.com PoV
  • http://www.smiles-game.com PoV
  • jason

    is this a joke? does this guy seriously get away with suing anythng with EDGE in the name?? and then taking their names? So basically this guy is now the only one who gets to say which game has EDGE in the name?

    This guy should be treated like a crackhead... ignored

  • jason

    is this a joke? does this guy seriously get away with suing anythng with EDGE in the name?? and then taking their names? So basically this guy is now the only one who gets to say which game has EDGE in the name?

    This guy should be treated like a crackhead... ignored

  • Farnsworthiness

    This is a bucket of awesome.

  • Farnsworthiness

    This is a bucket of awesome.

  • Kinl

    I love this!

  • Kinl

    I love this!

  • http://lazy8studios.com Rob
  • http://lazy8studios.com Rob
  • Lukeb

    The first time Edge caught my attention as an app, it was due to brand recognition. It reminded me of my favorite shaving cream (the one with the purple cap) and the guy from U2. Then I thought, how about click this icon and learn more? Otherwise it would have had to come to my attention via other means, such as a printed game review or word of mouth.

  • Lukeb

    The first time Edge caught my attention as an app, it was due to brand recognition. It reminded me of my favorite shaving cream (the one with the purple cap) and the guy from U2. Then I thought, how about click this icon and learn more? Otherwise it would have had to come to my attention via other means, such as a printed game review or word of mouth.

  • Adams Immersive

    Ha ha—great response, whether useful or not. (I fear that in the end, it may take money to defeat Tim Langdell.) The big companies didn’t stand up to him, but the little guys are!

    (And trademarking someone ELSE’s 5-year-old racing game and then having the nerve to say THEY are infringing?? Amazing.)

    • Kevin

      Uh, EA is one of the biggest game companies out there, and they stood up to him.

      • maeg

        apple, the igda, and the Chaos Engine are also standing up against him.

      • Adams Immersive

        I’m referring to the pre-iPhone past: movie companies etc. that bowed to him (amazingly enough).

  • Adams Immersive

    Ha ha—great response, whether useful or not. (I fear that in the end, it may take money to defeat Tim Langdell.) The big companies didn’t stand up to him, but the little guys are!

    (And trademarking someone ELSE’s 5-year-old racing game and then having the nerve to say THEY are infringing?? Amazing.)

    • Kevin

      Uh, EA is one of the biggest game companies out there, and they stood up to him.

      • maeg

        apple, the igda, and the Chaos Engine are also standing up against him.

      • Adams Immersive

        I’m referring to the pre-iPhone past: movie companies etc. that bowed to him (amazingly enough).

  • wegmans

    This really brings up the topic of whether or not people should be able to patent a word. In the old days, patents were issued for ideas or tangible items..

    This is ridiculous, and I blame the devils themselves; the patent lawyers.

  • wegmans

    This really brings up the topic of whether or not people should be able to patent a word. In the old days, patents were issued for ideas or tangible items..

    This is ridiculous, and I blame the devils themselves; the patent lawyers.

  • Beef2Taco

    i bet this news will get his butt from the "EDGE " of his seat

  • Nathan

    wegmans - this is to do with trademarks, not patents. They're completely different things.

    • wegmans

      Good call; I got caught up in the heat of the moment, and clearly interchanged the two. My mind is full of stuff like this, and I was too quick to leave a comment to think about what I had written!

  • Beef2Taco

    i bet this news will get his butt from the "EDGE " of his seat

  • Nathan

    wegmans - this is to do with trademarks, not patents. They're completely different things.

    • wegmans

      Good call; I got caught up in the heat of the moment, and clearly interchanged the two. My mind is full of stuff like this, and I was too quick to leave a comment to think about what I had written!

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  • Kultist

    I hope these developers' move, along with EA's, will shut Langdell up once and for all. I really have no respect for such slimeballs trying to make quick money off hard working people's back. Troll Langdell has been doing this for far too long, I really do hope this proves to be the final nail in his oversized troll coffin.

  • Kultist

    I hope these developers' move, along with EA's, will shut Langdell up once and for all. I really have no respect for such slimeballs trying to make quick money off hard working people's back. Troll Langdell has been doing this for far too long, I really do hope this proves to be the final nail in his oversized troll coffin.

  • Dark NRG

    ugh. Apple. What more is there to say? Are there field mice running the app store?

  • Dark NRG

    ugh. Apple. What more is there to say? Are there field mice running the app store?

  • Yuan

    Why didn't Arn make it clear it's a protest statement rather than real games? It's so obviously facetious, to the point that the writer should have noted something relating to it. If, as it seems, he didn't grasp that I've lost alot of faith in his reporting skills.

  • Yuan

    Why didn't Arn make it clear it's a protest statement rather than real games? It's so obviously facetious, to the point that the writer should have noted something relating to it. If, as it seems, he didn't grasp that I've lost alot of faith in his reporting skills.

  • Trotgar

    My respect for all those devs there just rised by 400%.

  • Trotgar

    My respect for all those devs there just rised by 400%.

  • tmonine

    R.O.F.L

  • tmonine

    R.O.F.L

  • http://nyarla.gazaxian.com nyarla

    Magnetic Shaving Derby: BLOODY EDGE. Coming soon. :D
    http://nyarla.gazaxian.com/?p=107

  • http://nyarla.gazaxian.com nyarla

    Magnetic Shaving Derby: BLOODY EDGE. Coming soon. :D
    http://nyarla.gazaxian.com/?p=107

  • Dark NRG

    now THIS is a real protest, not the crap when a dev raises their price to $30USD over customers complaining over price. This here is principle.

  • Dark NRG

    now THIS is a real protest, not the crap when a dev raises their price to $30USD over customers complaining over price. This here is principle.

  • http://touchgen.net EDGY EDGE Kamblad

    Love it, totally love it!

  • http://touchgen.net EDGY EDGE Kamblad

    Love it, totally love it!

  • Mr EDGE McEDGEington-EDGEly

    Has anybody ever investigated the provenance of Langdall's "Dr" title? I'd bet good money that it has no true academic basis.

    • http://www.roottheband.com.au/ Skip

      I think he got his doctorate from Edgeington University.

  • Mr EDGE McEDGEington-EDGEly

    Has anybody ever investigated the provenance of Langdall's "Dr" title? I'd bet good money that it has no true academic basis.

    • http://www.roottheband.com.au/ Skip

      I think he got his doctorate from Edgeington University.

  • stylegod

    perhaps the toucharcade users can do something too...
    maybe boycott all these 34 upcoming games (if they ever do come out) from tim langdell - the guy really need to learn how to count.

    http://www.edgegames.com/coming.htm

    any more suggestions?

    • twilightgopher

      maybe people who intend to give a positive review of the games should also put in stuff like "this is the best game with the word edge in it that ive ever played in my life and im 82" but then again maybe consumers should not get too actively involved like that because stuff like that tends to get too out of hand and do more harm than good. but im all for boycotting tim langdell games it would be easy since he doesnt have any. and i would definitly sign a petition if there was to be one

  • stylegod

    perhaps the toucharcade users can do something too...
    maybe boycott all these 34 upcoming games (if they ever do come out) from tim langdell - the guy really need to learn how to count.

    http://www.edgegames.com/coming.htm

    any more suggestions?

    • twilightgopher

      maybe people who intend to give a positive review of the games should also put in stuff like "this is the best game with the word edge in it that ive ever played in my life and im 82" but then again maybe consumers should not get too actively involved like that because stuff like that tends to get too out of hand and do more harm than good. but im all for boycotting tim langdell games it would be easy since he doesnt have any. and i would definitly sign a petition if there was to be one

  • jason

    and are they now removing EDGE service from AT&T?? This Tim Langdell guy is goin all the way to the top of the foodchain!!!

  • jason

    and are they now removing EDGE service from AT&T?? This Tim Langdell guy is goin all the way to the top of the foodchain!!!

  • http://col000r.blogspot.com col000r
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  • http://col000r.blogspot.com col000r

    http://col000r.blogspot.com/2009/11/edge-of-curling.html
    - that's what I meant to post of course... :) sorry!

  • http://col000r.blogspot.com col000r

    http://col000r.blogspot.com/2009/11/edge-of-curling.html
    - that's what I meant to post of course... :) sorry!

  • OhMikeOdd

    great! what about the straight edge?

  • OhMikeOdd

    great! what about the straight edge?

  • Yog Shoggoth

    Edgetastic!

  • Yog Shoggoth

    Edgetastic!

  • 2kitties1cup

    I suggest everyone change their review of edge to reflect this developers digusting behavior. He's not being fair. Honestly edge is a good game. It's said to see the developer unfairly doing this to other developers

    • concrete_d

      What are you talking about?

  • 2kitties1cup

    I suggest everyone change their review of edge to reflect this developers digusting behavior. He's not being fair. Honestly edge is a good game. It's said to see the developer unfairly doing this to other developers

    • concrete_d

      What are you talking about?

  • Freak2121

    Oh no!Tim Langdell will be taking away cutting-EDGE graphics?We have to go back to 8 bit?

  • Freak2121

    Oh no!Tim Langdell will be taking away cutting-EDGE graphics?We have to go back to 8 bit?

  • smaterthanhim

    What a dumbass douchebag.

  • smaterthanhim

    What a dumbass douchebag.

  • http://www.edge.com DikkieDik

    What a pain in the edge!!!

  • http://www.edge.com DikkieDik

    What a pain in the edge!!!

  • http://www.chevalmirror.org/ cheval mirrors

    While that subject may be pretty touchy for the majority of people, my opinion is that there must be a middle or popular ground that we all can find. I do appreciate that you've additional relevant and intelligent commentary here though. Thank you!

  • http://www.chevalmirror.org/ cheval mirrors

    While that subject may be pretty touchy for the majority of people, my opinion is that there must be a middle or popular ground that we all can find. I do appreciate that you've additional relevant and intelligent commentary here though. Thank you!

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