The battle of the “Scrolls” has come to a close. A settlement was announced earlier in the week that has all media rights for the use of the word “Scrolls” going to Zenimax Media (whose subsidiary, Bethesda Softworks, produces the Elder Scrolls RPG series). Mojang will still be able to publish the digital card game that instigated the suit – dubbed simply Scrolls – and any DLC associated with it, but must “assign to ZeniMax ownership of any pending ‘Scrolls’ trademark applications.”
So, probably no sequels then.
“We are pleased to have settled this matter with Mojang amicably,” said Robert Altman, Chairman and CEO of ZeniMax. “The Elder Scrolls is an important brand to us, and with this settlement we were able to protect our valuable property rights while allowing Mojang to release their digital card game under the name they preferred.”
“For us this was never about a trade mark but being able to use Scrolls as the name of our game which we can,” Carl Menneh, Mojang Managing Director, responded via company blog.
(via Game Trailers’ Side Mission)
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