It's not confusion as in costumers confusing products with each other. It's confusion as in willfully using a popular brand image of another company to indirectly advertise their own products.
I really don't care. You can't copyright a verb PERIOD.
It's getting redicolous in the case of Elder Scrolls, as apprently no game should use the words "elder" or "scrolls"?
Givne the number of games out there, at this rate will be running out of words realy fast.
I cna certanly understand pople trying to protect their intelectual property, but INDIVIDUAL WORDS are not it.
First, scrolls as used by Mojang and Bethesda is not a verb, it's a noun.
Second, the ones attempting to create a trademark consisting of a single noun is Mojang, not Bethesda.
And third, if they don't protect their trademark, in latter cases the courts might find them null and void because of their lack of protection.
Consider this, if Mojang trademarks "Scrolls" what stops them from using, as BloodEagle suggests, that trademark to sue Bethesda to stop them from using "The Elder Scrolls"?