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Notch just revealed that Mojang won the interim injunction, allowing them to keep the name Scrolls for their upcoming CCG-alike game!  While Zenimax can appeal this ruling, Notch was nonetheless optimistic about the outcome, as were numerous employees at Mojang.  If you're fluent in Swedish, you can see the released document right here, or you can find a shortened English version here.

The original debate started when developer Mojang decided to make the working title of their new CCG-like game "Scrolls", which prompted software publisher Bethesda Softworks to respond, citing potential confusion between Mojang's Scrolls and their own Elder Scrolls franchise.

Some time into the proceedings, Notch offered to settle the dispute with a friendly game of Quake 3, a challenge which was not answered.  The proposed solution was intended to ease any potential PR incidents, and provide an amicable solution to the dispute.  The challenge went unanswered, although Notch has expressed an interest in playing against them for entertainment purposes, despite recent developments.
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#1

Seaniejo

Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:35 AM

Grats mojang

#2

Ir_Sonnex

Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:35 AM

Go Mohjang :)
I would still love to see a livestream of the Quake-challenge though.
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#3

Minotaurus.

Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:36 AM

Go Mojang!!

#4

Net_Bastard

Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:36 AM

Zenimax can go fuck themselves, but Mojang was just playing the "I'm a poor indie dev, lighten up" card, without realizing that that doesn't work when your first game sells millions in its alpha and beta stages.

#5

Jonno1809

Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:37 AM

Take that Bethesda! That'll teach you to make stupid lawsuits about stupid little things!

#6

Locercus

Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:38 AM

YEAH! Reposted on facebook! :P

#7

godsblade

Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:39 AM

Lol, i thought it said Scrolls shall stay Schrolls, and this will be AWESOME! Gratz Mojang

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:40 AM

[quote name='Net_Bastard' timestamp='1318923411' post='9429338']
Zenimax can go fuck themselves, but Mojang was just playing the "I'm a poor indie dev, lighten up" card, without realizing that that doesn't work when your first game sells millions in its alpha and beta stages.
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Yes he was playing that card but he did offer to give up the name entirely but they still wanted to sue him anyways and imo that's not right.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:41 AM

Was there really ever any way this could have turned out in Bethesda's favor? xD

The lawsuit was frivolous at best and shouldn't have even got as far as it did. Mojang can relax (more than usual) now =P

Gratz guys and gals ^^

@ExCinis
Exactly, it was stupid >.> They'll prolly try to sue Mojang every few years now ^^; it's the latest trend with big companies. Shame for them that Mojang doesn't wanna play ball, they just wanna play Quake xD
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#10

MinistryofGamess

Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:45 AM

awesome! I'll be sure to check out "scrolls" when it is released

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:46 AM

i just saw the name and my doesn't it remind you of another game companies game name.. "battlefield" will sue I'm sure

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:47 AM

hahah that'l teach em

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:49 AM

noooo skyrim is scrolls

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IceChicken7

Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:50 AM

Congrats! :D Have some cake :) *IceChicken7 gives cake to Mojang*

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:50 AM

playing quake 3 against bethesda sounds very entertaining.

#16

Reconzile

Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:52 AM

Well this was VERY suprising (sarcasm). Obvious that they would win :)

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:52 AM

Yay for Mojang
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MacPeaches

Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:58 AM

Woop!Woop! MOJANG!

#19

Jack-O-Dragon

Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:03 AM

Go scrolls!

#20

CarlosCH1221

Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:09 AM

Take that Bethesda! :P