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Mojang vs. Bethesda: Scrolls battle heading to court

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Mojang's fight to retain the name for their upcoming fantasy card trading game will go to court. It's the result of a legal challenge made by Bethesda earlier this year claiming that the word "Scrolls" infringes on their The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim trademark. Notch cheerily announced the news earlier on Twitter .

"The Scrolls case is going to court! Weee! :D"

Notch's first assumption that "this is hopefully just lawyers being lawyers" doesn't seem entirely true in the light of a looming court case. It seems that Bethesda are very serious about getting Mojang to change the name of their new game. It could set a worrying precedent, and certainly screw over the scribe-sim I'm currently working on, The Elder Elders: Scroll of Scrolls (V). If only this lawsuit could somehow all be settled with a game of Quake 3 .

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.