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Bethesda vs Notch: Publisher makes legal claim

"Scrolls" will confuse consumers, says Elder Scrolls giant

Bethesda has allegedly sent Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson a legal note claiming that the name of his new game infringes on its trademark.


The Nordic developer wrote on Twitter moments ago:

"Just got a letter from Bethesta's [sic] lawyers. They claim "Scrolls" infringes on their trademark and everyone will confuse it with Skyrim."

[Update: Notch has added: "I still <3 Bethesda. This is hopefully just lawyers being lawyers."]

Scrolls is being created by Notch's Mojang Specifications studio. The title is a fantasy strategy game that is built on mechanics similar to collectible card games.

Meanwhile, Bethesda's beautiful, monster RPG Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is due for release in November.

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