Mojang and Bethesda reach an agreement over use of Scrolls

By Stephany Nunneley
10 March 2012 18:20 GMT

Markus “Notch” Persson has taken to Twitter to announce Mojang and ZeniMax, have reached an agreement over the use of the title Scrolls.

“The settlement is that we give them the trademark, get to keep the name, and won’t make an elder scrolls competitor using the name,” read the tweet.

Notch further stated “damages” weren’t needed to be paid and comically added that: “The actual document I signed was like a billion pages, so at least we know a bunch of lawyers got rich. Good, wouldn’t want them to starve.”

Back in October, Mojang was handed an interim injunction from the courts in order to keep using the Scrolls title until all was settled, following a legal dispute over the summer after the firm received a letter from ZeniMax lawyers claiming the public might eventually confuse the game with a title from The Elder Scrolls series.

At the time, Notch chalked the letter up to “lawyers being lawyers.”

During September, it was announced the issue would go to court despite Notch offering to give up the Scrolls trademark and change the name -a move ZeniMax refused.

Seems all squabbling is over now, though.

Mojang’s aiming for a multiplatform release with the card-trading battle game, but it’s confirmed only for the PC so far.

The game is being built on the Unity engine, which supports Android, Flash, iOS, PC, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360.

Scrolls is expected in 2012 and will have some free-to-play features.

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