The lights are on
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!
How the F can you trademark the word scrolls? Mojang should have told Bethesta to eat it.
This was the first time two of my most favorite developers got into an argument. It's quite conflicting actually.
Someone should make a game called, "The Overblood Scrolls" and see if they get sued. Or maybe Bethesda should just make it.
My new game The Older Scrolls: Skyrid should be coming out in a few months.
Glad that this is finally over, now to look forward to the EA / Activision brawl. /popcorn
Welp, guess I better throw away the plans for "Elder".......sheesh
Glad to see it worked out well for both parties, especially since I'm a fan of both.
So I guess he won the Quake match?
That's good. I wonder what Scrolls will have in it.
Looks like Notch won the Quake match.
Then what was the point of the lawsuit? To put it out there that they own the words scrolls?
Kall of Dutee anyone? Just sayin.
well that was dumb, just saying
A good end to a useless lawsuit.
I'm glad things calmed down, I agree that the lawsuit seemed frivolous.