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Mojang, Bethesda settle 'Scrolls' dispute

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Mojang and Bethesda Softworks have settled a lawsuit over the rights to the term 'Scrolls'.

The latter's parent company Zenimax Media accused the Minecraft studio of infringing on its Elder Scrolls property with its upcoming game Scrolls.

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Mojang head Markus Persson confirmed that an agreement has now been reached, enabling his firm to use the name providing they do not make an Elder Scrolls competitor bearing it.

"The settlement is that we give them the trademark, get to keep the name, and won't make an elder scrolls (sic) competitor using the name," he wrote on Twitter.

Persson went on to say that "damages" will not be required. "The actual document I signed was like a billion pages, so at least we know a bunch of lawyers got rich."

He jokingly added: "Good, wouldn't want them to starve."

Scrolls, a trading card battle game built on the Unity engine, is expected to be released for PC later this year.

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