Bethesda Settles Lawsuit With Minecraft Creator


It’s been over six months since Bethesda decided to sue Mojang, the developer behind Minecraft, because of the indie studio’s decision to name an upcoming project “Scrolls.” Now that lawsuit is officially ended with both parties apparently pleased.

According to a tweet from Mojang head Markus “Notch” Persson, the two parties have reached a settlement where Bethesda maintains the trademark on the word “Scrolls” while allowing the smaller studio to use the name. Notch says his studio did not have to pay damages to Bethesda as part of the settlement.

This definitely seemed like a frivolous lawsuit from the start, so it’s nice to see it taken care of without a long, painful court process. With that out of the way, let’s hope we can see more of the Scrolls project from Mojang soon!

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2 Comments on "Bethesda Settles Lawsuit With Minecraft Creator"

  1. nick March 11, 2012 at 2:57 am -

    im surprised hes been allowed to keep the name, i mean yea its a common name but bugthesda trademarked elder scrolls.
    whole point of trademarks is stopping people from stealing part or all of your property.
    its like a car company coming out but replacing mercades benze with bubcades benze.
    changing a letter or 2, or removing part of the trademarked name does not mean its not copyright infringement.

  2. narwall14 March 12, 2012 at 2:43 am -

    elder scrotum lol i wish minecraft would take that name and use it for some thing good

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