ZeniMax, the distribution wing of Bethesda, creators of The Elder Scrolls are currently suing Notch from Mojang because he wants to make a strategy card game called ‘Scrolls‘. They’ve decided that they own the word Scrolls for the purposes of gaming and that nobody else should ever be able to use the word ever and so they’re claiming that Mojang are trying to use the word in order to confuse people.
Skyrim is coming out soon and ZeniMax’s lawyers fear that RPG players won’t be able to tell the difference between the massive snowy world in which you can shout at dragons, and a card trading game. In spite of several friendly attempts to resolve the issue by Mojang, ZeniMax is persisting with the suit. Yes, they’re seriously claiming that people might confuse this:
If you’d like to express your utter disgust to ZeniMax and let them know that you don’t appreciate them suing one of the most promising and innovative indie developers around, you can contact ZeniMax here.
If you’d like to research the matter more before sending a scathing email, here are several posts on the matter.
- Bethesda are suing us!
- Notch tries issuing a friendly challenge!
- Zenimax continues with suit regardless.
- Ars Technica breaks down the Zenimax vs Mojang Law Suit