by Mike Bendel on September 27, 2011 @ 10:22 am
Bethesda parent ZeniMax has flexed its legal muscle over Notch’s use of ‘Scrolls’ in an upcoming trading card title, taking the famed indie developer to court. The company contests that the title is infringing on its Elder Scrolls trademark by misleading consumers.
At first, Notch made light of the situation, jokingly suggesting that the matter should be decided over a game of Quake. ZeniMax evidently doesn’t think so, opting to let judge and jury rule.
Does Notch have anything to worry about? Probably not. Very few even refer to Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls series by the full title. Nine times of out ten it’s Morrowind, Oblivion, or Skyrim. The two productions also have no relation — one is a massive open-world RPG while the other is a card game. So there’s that.
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