|Mojang wins "interim injunction" against Bethesda for Scrolls|
|Posted: 18.10.2011 11:39 by Simon Priest||Comments: 0|
The courts have so far sided with Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson in the lawsuit Bethesda brought against studio Mojang over the Scrolls trademark.
It means Mojang can "keep using the name" Scrolls for the time being, but Persson notes that Bethesda can "still appeal the ruling". He's a "very happy" indie dev.
"We won the interim injunction! We can keep using the name "Scrolls"," Markus Persson. "ZeniMax/Bethesda can still appeal the ruling, but I'm very happy."
Bethesda claimed that consumers would be confused by Mojang's use of the name Scrolls as it was too close to their own IP, The Elder Scrolls. It seems the courts disagree for now and think us consumers can tell the difference just fine.
"I am very happy. We never meant to infringe on anything bethesda does, and this means we didn't. I love those guys," Persson .
"The swedish courts seem to work! Scrolls, shall continue to be named Scrolls!" added Mojang co-founder Jakob Porser. "Im very happy that the courts saw it our way and that Scrolls will get to keep its name. Hurray!"