UPDATE: Under the terms of the agreement, Mojang will not be able to make a sequel to "Scrolls" using the same name.
ORIGINAL: Bethesda and Mojang have settled their legal dispute over ownership of the ‘Scrolls’ trademark.
Mojang, the indie developer behind Minecraft, is working on a new game called Scrolls. Bethesda, the publisher of The Elder Scrolls series (Skyrim), took umbrage at the naming of Mojang’s next game, fearing consumers may confuse the digital card game with its epic open-world RPGs.
However, the dispute has come to an amicable conclusion today, with Bethesda parent company ZeniMax announcing that it will own the “Scrolls” trademark and license it to Mojang for use exclusively with its “Scrolls” title and any add-on material it makes for the game.
“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,” said Robert Altman, CEO of ZeniMax.
“We have settled the lawsuit over Scrolls and Mojang and Bethesda are friends again,” said Mojang director Carl Manneh. “For us this was never about a trademark but being able to use Scrolls as the name of our game which we can - Yey.”
“We've settled with Bethesda! Yaaaay!” tweeted Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, the creator of Minecraft. “The actual document I signed was like a billion pages, so at least we know a bunch of lawyers got rich. Good, wouldn't want them to starve.”