Edge Pull - The Hows and Whys

Discussion in 'General Game Discussion and Questions' started by jmarquiso, May 28, 2009.

  1. jmarquiso

    jmarquiso Well-Known Member

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  2. HJJ

    HJJ Well-Known Member

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    WTF? How can you "trademark" a single word like that?

    Hahahaha, seriously, WTF? :confused:
     
  3. chrisrushing

    chrisrushing Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  4. redsoxsrule424

    redsoxsrule424 Well-Known Member

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    Dang I was just about to buy this game too...
     
  5. dogmeat

    dogmeat Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  6. starjimstar

    starjimstar Well-Known Member

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    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

    [​IMG] vs. [​IMG].

    These kind of disputes often take time to sort out, as they are so subjective.
     
  7. Draven

    Draven Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. Vester

    Vester Well-Known Member

    wow, i was just going to buy it too
     
  9. brendons

    brendons Well-Known Member

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    think it'll ever be back?
     
  10. aafuss

    aafuss Well-Known Member

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    Edge is still available on the Australian store.

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

    deputy Well-Known Member

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    You really have to wonder if it's worth pursuing an infringement case. I can already see some negative press generated for EDGE games. A lot of people go wild trying to protect their trademarks and engage in frivolous cases like this one and end up hurting their company image in the long term. People really don't understand company goodwill. I'm not saying companies shouldn't protect their intellectual properties or trademarks, but you really have to pick your battles.
     
  12. Kumulus

    Kumulus Well-Known Member

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    absolutely ridiculous......its like trademarking "game" and suing the hell outta everybody.

    guys like that are the reason why our society is as rotten as it is.
     
  13. Quick Search that's the problem. Once again a glaring example of how beneficial title search would've been. First hit this thread. Next two hits are related. Fourth hit isn't but fifth one is.

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