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Mojang to Fight Scrolls Battle in Court, if not Q3A

Ars Technica has word from Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson that Mojang will indeed go to court, if necessary, to battle over Bethesda's legal action over the Scrolls name. "If we’re going to court, I will fight this for as long as it takes," he said. "It’s a bogus claim, and [Bethesda has] several one-word-named games that share a noun with other games that precede [its] games," noting that RAGE could be viewed as a conflict with Sega's Streets of Rage. He also wryly notes his his recent quirky Q3A challenge to settle this may be ill-advised, as: "If it came to a Quake III tournament, I have a feeling we just might have to change the name," Persson told Wired.com (as Bethesda owns the brand). "In retrospect, Quake III might have been a poor choice."

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42. Re: Mojang to Fight Scrolls Battle in Court, if not Q3A Aug 21, 2011, 15:38 Mead
 
Creston wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 15:03:
Bhruic wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 02:29:
If you don't believe that it could happen, by all means, try and trademark a computer business called "Crazy Apple", and see how long it takes Apple to be sending you a letter.

Of course, if you own a company called iCloud (and have trademarked it), and then Apple names their cloud product iCloud, the courts will suddenly conveniently forget all about the precious trademarks, and will happily suck Steve Jobs' cock.

Trademarks only seem to protect the big guys with lots of lawyers on the payroll.

Creston
Hard to remember about 'the little guy's' trademark when they didn't apply for one in the first place.

Copyright is automatic, trademark is not.

Now back to your regularly scheduled hate-the-big-corp poopfest.
 
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