26 May

Having recently filed for a trademark on the iconic “Fus Ro Dah”-shout, ZeniMax has now also filed for a trademark on the term “Dragonborn” itself. The trademark application was filed earlier this month and was uncovered by Fusible. More details are included after the jump.

The filing states that the term “Dragonborn” is related to “computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles” and “downloadable computer game software offered via the internet and wireless devices.” Unlike the trademark application for the phrase “Fus Ro Dah,” which also included the use of the phrase on bags, T-Shirts, toys, action figures, boardgames, and posters, the trademark application for “Dragonborn” has not been filed for additional types of merchandise.

It is currently not known whether the trademark is solely intended to prevent other companies from using the concept of the Dragonborn in their own titles, or whether future downloadable content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will carry this name. The only known DLC for the game is expected to be released later this summer, and will be known as Dawnguard.


One thought on “ZeniMax Files for ‘Dragonborn’ Trademark”

  1. Does anyone know if there were other RPGs way back in the day that used the term? If not, then cool. Have to trademark the terms you come up with before everyone starts to use it.

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