ZeniMax Media, parent company of Elder Scrolls developer Bethesda Softwarks, has reached an agreement with Mojang over ownership of the ‘Scrolls’ trademark. The suit, filed by ZeniMax, was in response to Mojang submitting trademark applications of ‘Scrolls’ for use in an upcoming strategy title. The settlement reached transfers all rights to ‘Scrolls’ to ZeniMax, who in turn has licensed its use to Mojang for their “digital card game and any add-on material it makes to that game.” However, Mojang cannot use the term for a sequel.
Mojang’s initial statement, found here, wrapped up with “For us this was never about a trade mark but being able to use Scrolls as the name of our game which we can – Yey.”
“We are pleased to have settled this matter with Mojang amicably,” said Robert Altman, Chairman and CEO of ZeniMax. “The Elder Scrolls is an important brand to us, and with this settlement we were able to protect our valuable property rights while allowing Mojang to release their digital card game under the name they preferred.”
Official Site: ZeniMax.com