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Old 27th September 2011, 11:09 PM   #41 (permalink)
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The Scrolls case is going to court! Weee!
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Old 27th September 2011, 11:29 PM   #42 (permalink)
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"Scroll case"

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Old 30th September 2011, 06:01 PM   #43 (permalink)
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The eventual release, and the legal documents : The Word of Notch

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Speaking of lawyers, they told me that:
1. essentially it all boils down to whether the relevant public are likely to be confused into thinking that our “Scrolls” game is connected with Bethesda or its games, taking all the circumstances into account; and
2. apparently the “moron in a hurry” doesn’t count (A moron in a hurry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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Old 30th September 2011, 06:44 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Well, as you can see from here:

Bethesda are suing us, here's the full story! : The Word of Notch

Notch clearly bought this upon himself by attempting to trademark a single word that already exists in the English language.

Bethesda have no choice but to sue him to ensure that they get a court order invalidating it, or their own Trademark would be at risk.

It does boil down to confusion, but not in the way that people think. Bethesda wouldn't be worried that people could be confused about "Scrolls" being from them, rather that people could argue that "The Elder Scrolls" could be confused with something from Mojang. If that could be argued, then they would instantly loose their trademark.
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Old 18th October 2011, 08:39 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Mojang has won round one of the battle (Twitter)

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Old 18th October 2011, 10:36 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Who has written this (I don't have a twitter account and can't log in myself)?

Also one might ask oneself, if Scrolls now is such a general term within fantasy gaming, why would Mojang get to use it as a trade mark to begin with? They essentially win this by saying it's a very bland word
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Who has written this (I don't have a twitter account and can't log in myself)?
You don't need to have a twitter account. I don't.

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Old 18th October 2011, 11:11 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Ah it looked like your link required a login, but the browser autodirected after a while, I missed that the first time I used it.
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