Timothy Langdell has lost his long-running legal battle with EA today. “Edge”, “cutting edge” and “gamer’s edge” have all been stripped from Mr. Langdell. However, he only has to pay his legal costs and doesn’t have to pay any damages. He does have one embarrassing punishment though: he has to write to all the companies he’s brought legal action against over the years and tell them he no longer holds the aforementioned edge trademarks. He has to do that before Friday.
Apparently, past victims can try to seek reparations for name-changes, halted development and incurred legal costs. EA said: “We’re pleased that we’ve reached a settlement and can put this behind us,” a spokesperson said in a statement. This settlement goes a long way in protecting the rights of independent developers.”