Edge vs. Gamer's Edge!
"Yes, my name is Mike, I am from Gamer's Edge in Nanaimo."
(if only we had all known about the "Hello" "Hello" "I am
Galdstaff, sorcerer of light!" "Then why'd you have to use
magic missile?" ha ha ha… anyway, back to the story. -ed).
"Hello Michael from Gamer's Edge in Nanaimo."
"We have a problem."
"You received another one of my packages?"
(a couple week prior a package containing some 40 games from a
distributor was sent to the Nanaimo Gamer's Edge instead of
Gord's accidentally. --ed).
"You're using my name, Gamer's Edge!"
"Technically, I'm using my name Gamer's Edge that you have
decided you rather like. When did you start using the name?"
"In December of last year."
"So, in total some eight months."
"And I've been using the name for three years. So just how is
it that I'm stealing your name, when you're clearly stealing
"I registered the trademark!"
"I see. Not withstanding that registering a trademark simply
sets a date at which time you were to begin using the
trademark. This does not circumvent any prior use of the said
trademark by other parties prior to the registration of the
Anyway, Mike from Gamer's Edge in Nanaimo was getting
pretty pissed. Since everything wasn't going his way, Gord
was fast becoming the anti-Christ.
But Gord wasn't evil. And since he just moved from the old
store to the new store, he thought about surrendering the name
and such to Mike for a token momentary amount. Gord had no
emotional attachment to the name.
Mike was having none of this. He was of the belief he was in
the right, and that god himself was going to lead him to
And then came the "I'll get my lawyer involved."
"I'll save him the call, what's his name and number?"
Surprisingly, Mike actually had a name and number. So Gord
called up the lawyer. And called the lawyer. And called the
lawyer again. After about four calls over a period of a few
days, Gord finally got al hold of the lawyer who wasn't
returning any calls.
Turns out the lawyer wasn't being an ass, but honestly had no
idea why Gord was calling him as Mike didn't pass word on that
Gord was trying to get a hold of him.
So Gord and the lawyer had a good talk. It was friendly,
social, and involved both of them laughing at Mike.
In the end, Mike changed his name to "Gamer's Edge Games and
Though if Gord feels evil one day, he'll send in the trademark
police and bring the heat down on his operation….