ZeniMax Trademarks Dragonborn

ZeniMax has filed a trademark for "Dragonborn", reports Fusible, noting that the parent of Skyrim developer Bethesda Softworks also recently trademarked the term "Fus Ro Dah" after the game's dragonborn shout. It's not clear if they intend to use these terms in game titles, if they are protecting their IP from exploitation by third-parties, or both. Thanks VG247.
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May 22, 2012, 08:32
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What happened to Dragonborn in D&D?

Sigh...
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May 21, 2012, 06:07
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good one
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In other news, Notch's new game "Dragonborn" postponed
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May 21, 2012, 04:29
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Overon wrote on May 20, 2012, 16:37:
Dragonborn appears in Dungeons and Dragons. How can they trademark that?

It's like tramemarking "elf"

This. Why dont they claim ownership of the entire english language while they are at it. Fuckers...
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fus ro dah benjamins
May 20, 2012, 18:05
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Dragonborn THE FLAMETHROWER!!
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May 20, 2012, 17:41
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Sepharo wrote on May 20, 2012, 16:29:
Sort of surprised they didn't also trademark "arrow to the knee" at this point.
But, Grasshopper, Ti Kwan Leap, err Arrow to da knee Boot to da head cannot be trademarked, now Wax Off!

Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!
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May 20, 2012, 17:40
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Re: ZeniMax Trademarks Dragonborn May 20, 2012, 17:40
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I wish they'd get the effing expansion out already. I'm sort of jonsing for a new playthrough but I'd like to do it with the expansion.
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May 20, 2012, 17:39
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Does this mean Dan Bull will have to pay royalties for his Skyrim Epic Rap?

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May 20, 2012, 17:31
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Spektr wrote on May 20, 2012, 16:30:
Dragonborn is a valid name for an expansion or for a spin-off

Summer of 2012 - Dragonborn Kinect, a free Kinect upgrade that lets you play all of Skyrim with voice and motion controls only, look like the nerd you always wanted to be!
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May 20, 2012, 17:28
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Overon wrote on May 20, 2012, 16:37:
Dragonborn appears in Dungeons and Dragons. How can they trademark that?

It's like tramemarking "elf"

I imagine they can trademark certain uses/appearances/flavors of 'dragonborn' (i.e. anything involving their IP) but not all of "dragonborn." As you say, Wizards of the Coast used it before Bethesda, and someone else probably had it in a book somewhere a few decades ago, as well.
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May 20, 2012, 17:09
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Overon wrote on May 20, 2012, 16:37:
Dragonborn appears in Dungeons and Dragons. How can they trademark that?

It's like tramemarking "elf"

Because their legal department is a bunch of assholes, who think they actually own the word "scrolls".
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May 20, 2012, 16:37
 
Dragonborn appears in Dungeons and Dragons. How can they trademark that?

It's like tramemarking "elf"
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Sepharo wrote on May 20, 2012, 16:29:
Sort of surprised they didn't also trademark "arrow to the knee" at this point.
Think it's a bit too late for that one. It's already in popular culture, I was at a coffee shop on thursday morning before heading off to work. And one of the old timers says: "I used to be young, then I took an arrow to the knee." It's everywhere.
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Dragonborn is a valid name for an expansion or for a spin-off
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Sort of surprised they didn't also trademark "arrow to the knee" at this point.
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May 20, 2012, 16:10
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Yeah I'm guessing to prevent exploitation. Not that it will really stop anyone who doesn't follow trademark laws anyway.
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