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Monday, March 12, 2012

Mojang and Bethesda trademark dispute settled!

Here's a little background information. You may have heard, earlier this year, Bethesda filed a lawsuit against Mojang for trying to trademark the word "Scrolls" for their upcoming game. Mojang's application to trademark "Scrolls" conflicted with Bethesda's existing trademark "The Elder Scrolls". In Bethesda's defense, they stated that if Mojang managed to trademark "Scrolls", it would be possible for him to sue anyone who uses the word "Scrolls", hence the lawsuit.

Earlier today, Notch announced on Twitter that the trademark dispute has finally been settled after months of arguments. Basically, Bethesda gets the trademark, but Mojang is allowed to keep the name, as long as they don't make an Elder Scrolls competitor game using that name. I guess Bethesda's not in the wrong for trying to protect their franchise, but I still think that this whole thing is kind of silly. At least, no game progress has been compromised by this issue.

19 comments:

  1. I'm glad it's been settled but I do find the whole thing silly.

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  2. This is very silly but at least sorted....

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  3. it seems like an understandable gripe on bethesda's part

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  4. I still wanted them to do it the other way. You know, the Quake III Arena battle? The best players from Bethesda versus the best players from Mojang, can't believe Bethesda refused lol.

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    1. That would have been an awesome way to settle a dispute.

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  5. Silly lawsuit, but good to hear a resolution has been made.

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  6. So good to hear! Stupid lawsuites is stupid.

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  7. what a silly spat that was anyway

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  8. Unnecessary argument. Glad they finaly agreed.

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  9. This silly thing is settled only now? OMG, I heard about it so long ago. How can something so stupid like that take up so much time? ...

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