Bethesda owns the word "Scrolls"? That's what they're telling notch, anyway

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Whenever people refer to Skyrim, they call it Skyrim, not Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I know it's part of the name, and I hope they can settle it. I'm sure they will.
 

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In later news...McDonald's sues Old MacDonalds Farm today for sounding the same...
 

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Since people in this thread might not be aware of the full circumstances, it isn't as simple as Bethesda having problems simply with a game being called "Scrolls" -

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/08/08/bethesda-and-notchs-scrolls-off-explained/

While Minecraft creator Marcus ‘Notch’ Persson remains an avowed fan of Bethesda games, the legal argy-bargy between the Elder Documents publisher and Notch’s company Mojang over its forthcoming second game ‘Scrolls’ doesn’t look like dying down any time soon. In fact, the big B has stepped up its efforts, announcing its intention to sue Mojang in a Swedish court, as well as a demand for money. In a blog post explaining a little of his side of things, Notch reveals that this all happened shortly after Mojang tried to trademark ‘Scrolls’, which rang alarm bells for the rights-holders of The Elder Rolled-Up Papers.
 

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scrolls refers to a type of object.

How the hell can anyone own the rights to a common word? Its not a unique name. This makes no sense.

They can't. This would not hold up in court. You can't copyright a common word like that and even if you tried it likely wouldn't hold up court.

They can't, it won't work in court.

How stupid, how can one company own a word? Anyway I wonder how will this stupid lawsuit would turn out.

Have you all lost your minds/memories? I can easily think of a common word that can get you sued to hell and back:

Apple
 
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