ZeniMax Media files trademark for “Hearthfire” computer game software

Hearth Fire

Trademark applications keep rolling in.  Earlier this month, ZeniMax Media filed a trademark application for Dragonborn.  In April, the company filed for the dragon shout “Fus Ro Dah”.  Now, the company has submitted a new trademark application (Serial Number: 85634522) covering computer game software with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for “Hearthfire”.

“Hearthfire” appears to be a reference to the skill book “2920, vol 09 – Hearth Fire” in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Skill books reward players with bonuses.  Hearth Fire is a conjuration skill book and is part of the twelve volume 2920 books.  The conjuration skill allows you to summon creatures from the dead or concoct ethereal weapons from soul energy.

Hearthfire is also the ninth of the 12 seasons in the Elder Scrolls universe.

The trademark application just appeared on the website of the USPTO today, and was originally filed on May 24, 2012.

At this point, it’s unknown whether Hearthfire will be for a new Skyrim DLC, a new video game, or something else.

Bethesda has made no official announcement as of yet.

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5 comments
Jonathan Wint
Jonathan Wint

Hearthfire Skyrim DLC: Bethesda Trademarks 'Hearthfire'? Are there lawyers Smoking Crack? Bad as when Marvel trademarked name Thor and the word Mutant. And it will be shock if it lasts half as long as Hearthfire a real world Term They did not INVENT

Guest
Guest

I think that the safest bet to this is it's probably Skyrim DLC. In the earlier elder scrolls games the month of Hearthfire was largely associated with High Rock due to the fact that all the holidays in this month are centered in High Rock. Most of these holidays have to do with daedra summoning. So a daedra summoning DLC located in High Rock? The province is small enough to be a DLC!!!

Damon McKnight
Damon McKnight

At the risk of being biased, UESP is a far more complete and accurate Wiki. Just sayin'.

Jonathan Wint
Jonathan Wint

to be clear its old English but still a real would term, were the modified modern expression keep the Home fires burning, hears a none profit http://www.hearthfire.org/ that use it!! They will love this!!