Bethesda Settles Scrolls Fight With Mojang by Keeping Everything But the Cards

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Last summer, it came to light that Bethesda Softworks (part of ZeniMax) planned to sue Mojang (the makers of Minecraft) over Mojang's plan to release a digital card game called Scrolls. The contention was that the name "Scrolls" might be confused with Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls franchise. As we pointed out, Bethesda had to do this to protect its trademark. We are a little surprised to discover that Mojang and ZeniMax (Bethesda's parent) have reached a settlement. We can only speculate that either ZeniMax had a much stronger case than we expected, or made a sizable payment to Mojang, because Mojang will transfer all ownership rights to the Scrolls trademark and Mojang will assign all trademark applications to Zenimax. Zenimax will then license the Scrolls mark to Mojang for the upcoming digital card game and any add-ons for that game, but not for sequels or other games.

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