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Mojang Wins Interim Injunction Against Bethesda For Scrolls Trademark

Jonathan Lester
Bethesda Softworks, lawsuit, Mojang, Notch, Scrolls, Zenimax

Mojang Wins Interim Injunction Against Bethesda For Scrolls Trademark

The Elder Scrolls: Interim

All hell broke loose after Mojang, the indie developer-turned-major player behind Minecraft, revealed their latest title. Scrolls is set to be an exciting new take on the CCG formula, but Bethesda Softworks and parent company Zenimax subsequently attempted to sue them for use of the "scrolls" trademark. Luckily, common sense has prevailed and a judge has granted Markus "Notch" Persson's company an interim injunction that will allow them to keep the name.

"We won the interim injunction! We can keep using the name 'Scrolls.' ZeniMax/Bethesda can still appeal the ruling, but I’m very happy." - Notch, via Twitter

Good. Maybe we can all move past this ridiculous temper tantrum, eh Zenimax? Admittedly we also didn't get to see the Mojang vs Bethesda Quake game either (though Notch is still up for it)... but since Bethesda could field id Software's John Carmack, Tim Willits and Todd Hollenshead, I don't fancy their chances to be quite honest.

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