At PAX Prime in Seattle, Markus "Notch" Persson and his studio Mojang have built a neat "Minecraft Museum" where they're displaying memorabilia and art from their hit PC game. But they've also got something a bit feistier on display.
While it may be arguable which came first, the complicated legal codes or the attorneys who get paid by the hour to decode them, what's inarguable is that legal shit is mind-numbingly complicated. Trademark law included.
Markus "Notch" Persson, the maker of Minecraft, says his company Mojang volunteered both to drop the trademark request for the title of their upcoming game "Scrolls" and to add a subtitle in order to to avoid being sued by Skyrim juggernaut Bethesda, but that Bethesda refused. He shared this fact in response to a…
Since I just spent the weekend playing Minecraft, my thoughts have unavoidably turned to the ongoing dispute between Mojang (makers of Minecraft) and Zenimax Media (parent company of Bethesda, makers of Oblivion and Skyrim among many other games) over the trademark on the word "Scrolls."
Another batch of documents in the legal wrangling between gaming giant Bethesda and indie darling Mojang hit Twitter today.