For those who don’t know, last year in August Bethesda lawyers told Markus Perrson aka Notch creator of Minecraft that his company’s trademark filing for the name “Scrolls” for their game was infringing on Bethesda’s trademark filing for their series The Elder Scrolls. Bethesda believed that by calling their game Scrolls Mojang would cause confusion in gamers regarding their two games and series. Since then loose details have come out, including Markus Perrson challenging Bethesda to a game of Quake to decide the outcome.
Finally a settlement has been reached by the two parties. The solution was rather simple, Notch tweeted this explaining it, “The settlement is that we give them the trademark, get to keep the name, and won’t make an elder scrolls competitor using the name.” A very simple resolution, and while not speedy, at least now Notch can get back to making his games, something fans of Minecraft certainly want him getting back to as soon as possible.