On January 12, 2011, in Mobile Business, by Steffen Itterheim

Now, this is just absurd.

Lima Sky, developers of App Store hit Doodle Jump, are trying to remove all Apps with “Doodle” in the title from the App Store. On the basis of a trademark claim. With the help of Apple.

They do own the trademark for “Doodle Jump”. They currently do not own the trademark for “Doodle”. That would be like the developers of “Angry Birds” (trademarked) trying to remove all Apps with “Angry” in the title. Or “Birds”. Poor ornithology apps.

Yup, it’s nothing but absurd. Or shall I say: EDGEy?

Update: TouchArcade also published an article on the matter.

Update: A summary of “facts”

Update: Lima Sky responds, they are legally forced to enforce their trademark otherwise risk losing it.

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  2. Thomas says:

    Ooooh… You just gave me an idea for a new game Angry Doodle! 😉

  3. Tom says:

    Well so much for that. I guess Lima Sky couldn’t take the internet heat.