Jackass of the Week: Tim Langdell

Derek Yu:

Mobigame’s award-winning iPhone game Edge has been removed from the App Store, pending a legal battle with Tim Langdell (pictured at right) over the trademark “Edge.” What’s troubling is that, according to a GameSetWatch article by Simon Carless, Langdell, who founded and owns the company Edge Games, has had a history of using his trademark to cause creators grief and to link himself with various high-profile media projects, including, but not limited to, games.

Edge, the iPhone game from Mobigame, is apparently really good; you can see it in action here. (I hadn’t heard of it until after it was removed from the App Store, alas.) This Langdell fellow apparently believes he owns the rights to the English word “edge”.

Friday, 5 June 2009