Tue, Oct 18, 2011 | 09:25 BST
Mojang keeps Scrolls name following interim injunction
Mojang co-founder Markus Persson has tweeted that Mojang can keep using the name Scrolls for its upcoming card-based game – for now.
The tweet reads: “We won the interim injunction! We can keep using the name ‘Scrolls’. ZeniMax/Bethesda can still appeal the ruling, but I’m very happy.”
Mojang’s Daniel Kaplan has since posted the judgement in full and in Swedish on Twitter.
The victory could be premature, however, as the decision can still be appealed by Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax.
The news follows a legal dispute which started this summer. ZeniMax sent a letter back in August over potential confusion between Mojang’s game and Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls series, with Notch saying the matter was just “lawyers being lawyers.”
In September, following the initial letter, it was confirmed the issue would go to court.
Persson admitted it had offered to give up the Scrolls trademark and change the name, but ZeniMax had refused.
Bethesda VP Pete Hines said recently on the dispute: “Nobody here enjoys being forced into this. Hopefully it will all be resolved soon.”
Scrolls was unveiled at GDC this past March as Mojang’s next big game after Minecraft. It will release next year.