Monday, 12 March 2012

Bethesda drops Scrolls Lawsuit

Bethesda lets Mojang keep Scrolls as their newest game title.

Back in August Mojang recieved a warning letter from bethesda studios claiming that using the name scrolls in their newest game would infringe on the Elder scrolls trademark and that that consumers would confuse the PC game with their game Skyrim, and threatened legal action if it wasn't changed.

Mojang co-founder Marcus Peasron said he would fight any claims in court if nescessary and offered to alter the name a little to appease Bethesda.

But now the issue has being settled and Mojang's newest game will in fact be called Scrolls but will not have a trade mark. They recently posted the information on their blog.

This is what they had to say:

Dear members of the internet,

We have settled the lawsuit over Scrolls and Mojang and Bethesda are friends again.

To answer the big question – yes Scrolls is still going to be called Scrolls.

To answer the second question – we aren’t going to keep the trade mark.

For us this was never about a trade mark but being able to use Scrolls as the name of our game which we can – Yey.

The Scrolls trailer is down below! Leave a comment!

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