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Zenimax settlement blocks Mojang from making more Scrolls games

Independent developer Mojang is now prohibited from using the Scrolls trademark for any sequels to its digital card game, as part of its recent settlement with The Elder Scrolls maker ZeniMax Media.
Newsbrief: Independent developer Mojang is now prohibited from using the Scrolls trademark for any sequels to its digital card game, as part of its recent settlement with The Elder Scrolls maker ZeniMax Media. The Swedish studio revealed on Friday that it had settled its dispute with ZeniMax, seven months after the publisher threatened to file a lawsuit against Mojang for allegedly violating its Elder Scrolls trademark. While Mojang is permitted to release Scrolls with its title intact, and was not forced to pay any damages, the developer relinquished all ownership rights for the Scrolls trademark to Zenimax. As part of the new agreement, even if Scrolls turns out to be hit when it releases -- as was the case with the studio's popular game Minecraft -- Mojang will not be able to release a sequel or any game that uses the word "scrolls." The developer previously sought for a compromise that would allow it to release sequels that feature a subtitle after the Scrolls name.

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