ZeniMax Files Suit Against Skyrim Dragon Shout App Developer

By Colin Tan on May 18, 2012, 6:17AM EDT

Legal woes have ensued over a free iOS app dubbed Dragon Shout as Skyrim developer Bethesda's parent company ZeniMax filed suit against Blalock, developer of said app.

"Zenimax didn't specify what the app is specifically violating," commented Blalock, "I did my best to ensure the app was not violating anything.

"I looked up US trademarks and copyrights for 'Dragon Shout' and at the time there wasn't any. I had the map hand drawn. I intentionally didn't use any graphics or wording that would possibly be owned by Bethesda. So, I'm still not sure what they say the app violates."

ZeniMax have yet to comment on the issue. Moreover, Apple are not forcing the app to be removed.

Dragon Shout is a free app developed by Blalock, a map that enhances the Skyrim experience by allowing players to locate key landmarks in the game, or the best market to sell of your items for the best price. It can also be used to mark epic encounters, or locations where certain rare items were discovered.

Earlier last year, Bethesda filed suit against Mojang over the trademark Scrolls, which was to be the latter's next title. Bethesda's reasoning was that it was too similar to their hit fantasy franchise The Elder Scrolls.

Thoughts? Perhaps ZeniMax's legal offices are just having another slow day.

Source: Touch Arcade

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