Notch Vs. Bethesda: The Court Papers

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Another batch of documents in the legal wrangling between gaming giant Bethesda and indie darling Mojang hit Twitter today.

Minecraft creator Markus Persson Tweeted what appears to be Bethesda's filings in the upcoming trademark case involving Scrolls and The Elder Scrolls.

While Kotaku has the documents in question, no one here speaks Swedish. If you do, and are interested in translating for us, hit up the embed below and then comments.


Last month lawyers for Bethesda Softworks sent a lengthy letter to developer Mojang, claiming that the Minecraft studio's upcoming card-based strategy game, Scrolls, was too close for comfort to Bethesda's flagship franchise, The Elder Scrolls. With The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim right around the corner, Bethesda requested that Notch and company rename Scrolls to avoid any potential confusion.

Notch replied by publicly suggesting that the case be settled with a Quake match between the two developers. Bethesda, not one to decide the fate of IP names on game matches, apparently pushed the case forward. Earlier this week, Notch tweeted that the case was going to court.

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Oh boy, just change the name...a fool and his money...