In response to the Russ Pitts editorial that we published earlier today, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson wrote a short post on his personal blog. In it, he offers a bit of clarification about the series of events leading up to the current legal situation.
I feel the need to clarify a couple of things:
We realised we should apply for the trademark "Minecraft" to protect our brand. When doing so, we also sent in an application for "Scrolls". When Bethesda contacted us, we offered both to change the name to "Scrolls: [some subtitle] " and to give up the trademark.
They refused on both counts.
Whatever reason they have for suing us, it's not a fear of us having a trademark on the word "Scrolls", as we've offered to give that up.
Earlier this year, Kotaku compiled a collection of the legal documents from the case (though they are in Swedish). Find them here.
A Short Response [The Word of Notch]