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Mojang, Bethesda Settle Scrolls Lawsuit

By Pete Haas 2012-03-10 18:57:50 discussion comments
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The legal dispute between MineCraft creators Mojang and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim studio Bethesda ended today. Mojang confirmed that the name of their upcoming game Scrolls won't have to be changed.

"We have settled the lawsuit over Scrolls and Mojang and Bethesda are friends again," reads an update on the company's website. "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."

Scrolls is said to be a hybrid of collectible card games and board games. Players battle each other using their collections of magical scrolls. Little else is known about the game.

Bethesda took issue with the Scrolls' title, believing that consumers might confuse it with their Elder Scrolls series. However, the companies found a way to work things out without damages being paid or the game being cancelled.

"The settlement is that we give them the trademark, get to keep the name, and won't make an elder scrolls competitor using the name," tweeted Mojang founder Markus Persson.

Scrolls is expected to arrive later this year on the PC.
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