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”