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Mojang Wins Scrolls Injunction

Markus 'notch' Persson tweets that Mojang has won the first round of its legal battle with Bethesda Softworks over the Scrolls name that Bethesda claims infringes on their trademark for The Elder Scrolls:

We won the interim injunction! We can keep using the name "Scrolls". ZeniMax/Bethesda can still appeal the ruling, but I'm very happy. :D

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9. Re: Mojang Wins Scrolls Injunction Oct 18, 2011, 13:35 Flatline
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 18, 2011, 12:23:
A) This is just in Sweden.

B) Bethsft is probably done as they can show they've demonstrated they're active about protecting their trademark from dilution. Unless they have other plans themselves and/or just feel like smacking Notch on the crotch for being an clown about all of this. And I wouldn't blame them.

Actually, the injunction basically was Bethesda asking the court to not allow Mojang to use the term "scrolls" while the case proceeds. That was overturned. If I had to guess, probably because the game is not released yet so no actual physical damage could be done to the Elder Scrolls at this time.

The lawsuit is still progressing, and the injunction can be appealed. It's not over, this is just the opening shot.
 
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