Tim Langdell Responds to EA Trademark Petition

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AceDiamond:
In that case I'd like to trademark the word "the".

Then I'll trademark the word "of".

That should end well.

Lord Krunk:

Jindrak:
Congratulations on making EA the good guy, Langdell, I never thought it could be done.

What about the whole Brutal Legend fiasco?

That was Activision.

JediMB:

AceDiamond:
In that case I'd like to trademark the word "the".

Then I'll trademark the word "of".

That should end well.

*Starts going through his head to see how many "The [blank] of [blank]" games he can think of*

Malygris:

Claims that the trademarks held by Edge aren't in use are also false, he added, pointing to games now available for sale at the Edge Store, including Racers, the 2004 PC RPG Mythora and J2ME versions of Bobby Bearing, Pengu and Battlepods. "Clearly, Edge has not abandoned its trademark and that allegation is obviously destined to fail," he said.

Oh, yes, how can we possibly dispute his claims over Racers (which is actually an unreleased game called Voltage with no relation to Edge Games - seriously, Gooogle it) Mythora (which Edge Games has never held publishing rights for) or a few remakes of decades-old games.

Christ. This just keeps getting more and more ludicrous. I'm honestly wondering if Tim Langdell isn't just some enormous prank that 4Chan came up with. Even if Mobigames never makes another penny in the industry, I'd still say that calling attention to this guy was a huge success in itself.

I've not heard of this Langdell guy before, details, anyone?

I'll top you all! I'm trademarking the letters A, E, I, O, U, Y, and the consonant T...

Pay up!

Serious note: Why hasn't the games industry just mobbed this guy already? All the hell that he offers by trademarking random words then sitting on his laurels until somebody steps on his sprawling lawn of bad ideas is possibly the worst business model I've ever seen!

What's 4chan doing on this?

Where are my freaking MEMES?

Lord Krunk:

Jindrak:
Congratulations on making EA the good guy, Langdell, I never thought it could be done.

What about the whole Brutal Legend fiasco?

No, no, seperate incidents. We sympathise with EA in this situation against this hollow troll Langdell, but then chastise them on the other hand for everything else.

Is it just my interpretation, or "when we last left our heroes" wasn't Herr Doctor on the point of getting royally screwed by pretty much everyone? How have the US Patent Office weighed in so late and so poorly on this issue? It seems evidence was surfacing not just of his general malpractice and odious personality but that EDGE hadn't traded in years. I'm very confused and I'm sure I'm not alone.

I make an impassioned plea to one of the staff to write an opinionated column on the issue so we can make more sense of it. I understand the need of The Escapist to report impartially, but just slap a "the views of this person" caveat in the small print and let them loose. I feel that you guys, who know the industry in far greater depth than us mere mortals, can enlighten us as I'm sure you have a clearer and more informed grasp of the issue. I've tried to read around myself but it's like trying to catch smoke. We're throught the looking glass here people...

Lord Krunk:

Jindrak:
Congratulations on making EA the good guy, Langdell, I never thought it could be done.

What about the whole Brutal Legend fiasco?

That was Activision, who are the new EA, which means that come two years Activision will become the saintly protectors of the industry and THQ will become the next devil out to ruin everything.

It's a cycle.

You know all those people that got cracking to expose that guy on various blogs?
EA can easily use their work to crush him now.
Go corporate power!

It's kinda wrong, but it sure feels good.

Dahemo:

Lord Krunk:

Jindrak:
Congratulations on making EA the good guy, Langdell, I never thought it could be done.

What about the whole Brutal Legend fiasco?

No, no, seperate incidents. We sympathise with EA in this situation against this hollow troll Langdell, but then chastise them on the other hand for everything else.

Is it just my interpretation, or "when we last left our heroes" wasn't Herr Doctor on the point of getting royally screwed by pretty much everyone? How have the US Patent Office weighed in so late and so poorly on this issue? It seems evidence was surfacing not just of his general malpractice and odious personality but that EDGE hadn't traded in years. I'm very confused and I'm sure I'm not alone.

I make an impassioned plea to one of the staff to write an opinionated column on the issue so we can make more sense of it. I understand the need of The Escapist to report impartially, but just slap a "the views of this person" caveat in the small print and let them loose. I feel that you guys, who know the industry in far greater depth than us mere mortals, can enlighten us as I'm sure you have a clearer and more informed grasp of the issue. I've tried to read around myself but it's like trying to catch smoke. We're throught the looking glass here people...

Only if Shamus Young writes it.

Jindrak:
Congratulations on making EA the good guy, Langdell, I never thought it could be done.

This just paints the gray between black and white. Frankly I see EA putting up a good argument, if they follow through. If EA wins on this, hopefully it will set a precedent that stops people from trademarking words. Frankly if anybody has a right to put a trademark on words it is Webster's and Oxford.
I mean, seriously, the guy didn't create the word, it is older than he is. I think he only got the trademarks he did because those nogoods in the U.S. Patent and Trademark office are so overworked with trivial nonsense. Might be time to seriously considering putting stops on many applications. Or maybe just junk the whole thing altogether and quit wasting taxpayer money on it.

Booze Zombie:
I've not heard of this Langdell guy before, details, anyone?

You are better off in the dark, friend. The story of Langdell is just a farce of stupidity, overused power, and migraines.

I'm sure Edge games are selling a ton of "racers" (dosen't it look just like descent circa 1995?) at 25$ a pop (plus 45$ shipping to Canada,what??) proving that they are a company that actually MAKES something instead of leeching off other's hard work.

If you look at their list of games, you can see it's 75% ZX spectrum/commodore64/Atari games...impressive.

"RACERS"™ another Cutting Edge® game from EDGE® Games. The ultimate thrill in space racing! Release date Sept 9, 2009 for PC. PS3 following Fall 2009, other formats follow Winter 2009/ Spring 2010. Get the "Gamers Edge®" from The EDGE®!

Hilarious how they put the ® after every "edge"

I thought everyone loved Langdell... What am I missing? I mean, isn't he the guy who is making Brutal Legend?
OT: You can't trademark a piece of English, dumbfuck xD

JimmyBassatti:
I thought everyone loved Langdell... What am I missing? I mean, isn't he the guy who is making Brutal Legend?
OT: You can't trademark a piece of English, dumbfuck xD

You're thinking of Tim Schafer.

vivaldiscool:

JimmyBassatti:
I thought everyone loved Langdell... What am I missing? I mean, isn't he the guy who is making Brutal Legend?
OT: You can't trademark a piece of English, dumbfuck xD

You're thinking of Tim Schafer.

Oooooooooooh... I see. Well then...

WhiteTigerShiro:

Lord Krunk:

Jindrak:
Congratulations on making EA the good guy, Langdell, I never thought it could be done.

What about the whole Brutal Legend fiasco?

That was Activision.

And somehow EA ended up on the righteous side of that, too.

What the hell is this? Every thing I think I know about EA is being challenged

dekkarax:
I wonder, is it possible to trademark the word "Tim Langdell"?

Hahahaha, watch a man lose the rights to his own name.

Soon he'll be forced to be called such misnomers as "Person A" or "Douchebag One."

Kinda funny watching a yappy little bitch like this try and take on a big dog like EA.
In any other case, I'd say it'd be hard to tell one evil from another, but in this case, EA having actually designed a truly innovative, landmark piece of work, I'll have to side with them over this...instead of the prick looking to leech off a buck through trademark disputes.

If EA had half a mind to dole out some litigative justice, I'd almost pity the fool.
Society says don't punt the small, irritating little bugger, but sometimes, it just needs to be done.

Commander Breetai:

Kajin:
This guy is full of himself.

That term has never made sense to me.

By definition, isn't everyone full of themselves?

I've often assumed that since we ARE ourselves we aren't full of ourselves. We are full of what is inside ourselves. What do you have a ton of in you? Shit. So in other words this guy is full of shit.

Mekado:
I'm sure Edge games are selling a ton of "racers" (dosen't it look just like descent circa 1995?) at 25$ a pop (plus 45$ shipping to Canada,what??) proving that they are a company that actually MAKES something instead of leeching off other's hard work.

If you look at their list of games, you can see it's 75% ZX spectrum/commodore64/Atari games...impressive.

"RACERS"™ another Cutting Edge® game from EDGE® Games. The ultimate thrill in space racing! Release date Sept 9, 2009 for PC. PS3 following Fall 2009, other formats follow Winter 2009/ Spring 2010. Get the "Gamers Edge®" from The EDGE®!

Hilarious how they put the ® after every "edge"

Also "Gamers Edge" is already trademarked I think by a gaming magazine. I seem to recall seeing it a bunch back in the day.

Copyright. A glorious beast.

The battle is an Idiot vs Idiot type. No win for anyone.

Diablini:
The battle is an Idiot vs Idiot type. No win for anyone.

I'd love to know why you think EA are idiots on this one ?

Oh my God, there's so much sleaze in this article, it's dripping from my monitor! Oh God no, it's.... it's all over my desk! There's no way that this is going to come out....

On another note, I'm amazed that this idiot isn't being hounded by Anonymous.

Wait... Uh oh, don't I feel silly.
You see, I was shopping around, looking for some Edge Games, when I saw this "Mirror's Edge" just sitting there. Well, obviously, it had the word 'Edge' in it, so I bought it.

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