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Bethesda (Games) Mojang Notch Scrolls

Bethesda threatens Scrolls

5 Aug, 2011

Game publisher Bethesda sends Notch a 15-page letter threatening to sue Mojang if the name of Scrolls is not changed because it conflicts with their trademark, “The Elder Scrolls”. Notch says that he does not believe they have a strong case because scrolls, though the word is in the name, are not a focal point of the marketing or theme of the game:

Today, I got a 15 page letter from some Swedish lawyer firm, saying they demand us to stop using the name Scrolls, that they will sue us (and have already paid the fee to the Swedish court), and that they demand a pile of money up front before the legal process has even started. I assume this is all some more or less automated response to us applying for the trademark.