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Wednesday, 28 September 2011 11:00

Bethesda is serious about changing Scrolls

Written by Nick Farell

We own it
It looks like games outfit Bethesda really is  serious getting the name of Mojang's upcoming Scrolls changed.

It filed a lawsuit it filed against the Minecraft developer this summer and Mojang's Markus Persson tried to pass the whole thing off as a joke. He challenged Behesda to a counter-strike tournament to sort it out.

Bethesda would have been better off doing so. It would have won and gained some good PR. Instead it has to go to court to fight over the use of the name Scrolls. Mojang's Scrolls, is collectible card/board game hybrid but Bethesda said that  it is confusingly similar with its Elder Scrolls trademark.

Persson Twittered yesterday that a court case was happening and the Scrolls case is going to court. Mojang business developer Daniel Kaplan confirmed to Gamasutra that they have been notified by Swedish court of the development.

Court documents show that Bethesda lawyers plan to use comments on Scrolls articles and videos from around the web to show how people will confuse Scrolls with The Elder Scrolls. It claims that Mojang has copied Bethesda because both Skyrim and Scrolls contain mountains. So does the United States but no one sues that for breach of trademark.

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0 #1 thematrix606 2011-09-28 11:45
Wow this article is written so bad and full of factual mistakes. Counter-strike? Serious getting the name Scrolls removed? Come on Nicky-boy.....

Fud fire him already, it's about time we get facts rather than science fiction.
+8 #2 nt300 2011-09-28 13:09
Bethesda relax for goodness sakes, let it go. If they used the whole name "Elder Scrolls" than yes hammer them in court, but just using Scrolls? Come on....
+1 #3 123s 2011-09-28 14:16
-1 #4 The HavoX 2011-09-28 15:28

Haters gonna hate
0 #5 seshysama 2011-09-28 15:54
I gotta agree with thematrix606. if you're gonna write an article, get your facts straight. it wasnt counter strike. the grammar is terrible. "it filed a lawsuit it filed..."
sloppy journalism...
0 #6 Th3pwn3r 2011-09-28 21:18
Bethesda is incomprehensibl y retarded.
0 #7 noel1993 2011-09-28 23:19
After Wikipedia, a scroll is a roll of papyrus, parchment, or paper which has been written, drawn or painted upon for the purpose of transmitting information or using as a decoration, going back thousands of years. On that basis Bell should suit Apple over the use of "phone" in iPhone. Americans and their Law are retarded...
0 #8 noel1993 2011-09-29 10:31
Oh, I'm sorry for my previous post! It wasn't sarcasm. I simply forgot You're in row with Wikipedia. Oh, I'm sorry! I shouldn't use word row: THQ could suit me for Saints' Row. That was sarcasm.

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