In November 2008 the video game giant EA released Mirror’s Edge, a colorful and visually stunning first-person action adventure where you take control of Faith, an information runner attempting to survive while uncovering the mystery behind a crime your sister has been framed for.
The problem with EA’s release of Mirror’s Edge is that it was released shortly after EA was denied the trademark application to register “Mirror’s Edge”. After learning of EA’s plans to release Mirror’s Edge, EDGE Games sent a cease-and-desist letter to EA in July of 2007.
Instead of complying with the cease-and-desist order, EA went ahead and attempted to register the “Mirror’s Edge” trademark. However, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied EA’s trademark application in early of 2008 citing Edge Games’ “Edge” trademark.
EA, after receiving the USPTO’s denial of its application for the “Mirror’s Edge” trademark, went ahead and proceeded to release the game less than a year later.