Notch offered to give up Scrolls trademark for Zenimax

Tuesday, 4 October 2011 10:35 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Mojang founder Markus “Notch” Persson has admitted it had offered to give up the trademark for Scrolls for Zenimax, as well as deciding to add a subtitle to at the end.

But speaking on his blog, after an article from Kotaku on the current lawsuit between the two companies, Notch claimed this was actually turned down.

“We realized we should apply for the trademark “Minecraft” to protect our brand. When doing so, we also sent in an application for “Scrolls”. When Bethesda contacted us, we offered both to change the name to “Scrolls: ” and to give up the trademark,” he said on his Tumblr.

“They refused on both counts.”

Both Mojang and Zenimax are now heading to court over the dispute, which ZeniMax is claiming over potential confusion between Mojang’s card game and Bethesda’s RPG series The Elder Scrolls.