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ZeniMax files trademarks for The Brigmore Witches, Void Walker’s Arsenal

The Brigmore Witches discussed in Daud

Earlier this week, ZeniMax Media filed two new trademark applications for “The Brigmore Witches” and “Void Walker’s Arsenal” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The goods and services for both filings (Serial Numbers: 85849049 and 85849052) cover the same information:  computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles; downloadable computer game software offered via the internet and wireless devices.

Not much is known about the company’s plans for “The Brigmore Witches” or “Void Walker’s Arsenal”.

The Brigmore Witches are mentioned in the in-game Dishonored book – Rumors and Sighting: Daud, so it’s possible additional DLC is on the way for Dishonored.

The earliest stories tell of a gang-killer without mercy, moving among the shop keepers and City Watch officers of Dunwall like a reaper through wheat. Then a period of silence followed; years we now believe he spent traveling the Isles, studying anatomy and the occult in the great halls of learning and in hidden basements frequented by fellow dabblers in the forbidden arts. Daud is even purported to have spent a winter in the Academy of Natural Philosophy itself. And for a time, before a schism developed, he counted the Brigmore Witches among his allies. All the while, he honed his craft, and it is during this time that we believe he began to consort with the Outsider.

As far as Void Walker’s Arsenal, less is known about it’s origin.  If it’s tied to Dishonored, it may have something to do with The Void, an alternate dimension in Dishonored.

At the time of this story, ZeniMax Media has made no official announcement regarding “The Brigmore Witches” or “Void Walker’s Arsenal”.

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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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ZeniMax files trademark for Dragonborn


In April, ZeniMax Media filed a trademark application for the dragonborn shout “Fus Ro Dah”.

Now, the company has filed another trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, this time for “Dragonborn”, an individual who has been born with the blood and soul of a Dragon, but the body of a mortal.

On May 15, 2012, ZeniMax Media submitted the application (Serial Number: 85626061).

The goods and services within the filing cover, “Computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles; downloadable computer game software offered via the internet and wireless devices”.

At the beginning of the month, Bethesda announced the first Skyrim DLC, called Dawnguard, would be coming to the Xbox 360 this summer.

It’s unknown whether the company’s latest filing will be for a subsequent Skyrim DLC or rather a defensive measure to protect its Dragon-born intellectual property.

Just this week, the creator of the Dragon Shout app received a copyright infringement notice from ZeniMax.

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ZeniMax acquired ‘Weapons of Revenge’, other Dishonored-related domain names

Weapons of Revenge

ZeniMax’s Bethesda Softworks unveiled earlier this week, in what may possibly become one of many marketing web sites for its upcoming Dishonored game developed by Arkane Studios.

Digital design firm ROKKAN was the initial registrant of the domain which has become Dishonored’s tagline, and after some digging around, I managed to uncover other revenge-related domain names that ROKKAN acquired on behalf of ZeniMax Media.

Two names in particular that ROKKAN purchased last year have had some recent web activity: (Whois) and (Whois).  Both names transferred to internet brand protection agency Corporation Service Company this week and now redirects visitors to Bethesda’s home page on

ZeniMax also acquired (Whois), the Spanish version of “Weapons of Revenge”.

Other names ROKKAN acquired in the same batch include:

It’s unknown whether any of these domains will be used in further Dishonored marketing efforts, but you may want to keep an eye on names like and as Bethesda steps up its online marketing tactics and the game’s release gets closer.

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ZeniMax Media files several trademarks for Dragon Shout “Fus Ro Dah”

Fus Ro Dah

Last year the dragon shout “Fus Ro Dah” became wildly popular after a video was released showing a character shouting “Fus Ro Dah!” causing a shockwave that knocked a person off a table.

Now, ZeniMax Media has submitted six different trademark applications for “Fus Ro Dah” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office that cover a wide range of goods and services from computer game software to entertainment services.

Here’s a brief look at each of the trademark applications that were submitted on April 4, 2012.

Serial Number: 85589286
Computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles; downloadable computer game software offered via the internet and wireless devices; cell phone cases; downloadable cell phone ringtones; digital tablet cases; smart phone cases; mouse pads; eyeglass cases; head phones

Serial Number: 85589288
Computer and video game user instruction manuals; magazines, books, and pamphlets concerning video games; computer and video game strategy guide books and magazines; trading cards, maps, posters, advertisement boards of paper or cardboard, art prints

Serial Number: 85589291
Bags, namely, backpacks, duffel bags, knapsacks, book bags, athletic bags, and cosmetic bags, sold empty

Serial Number: 85589294
Clothing, namely, T-shirts, shirts, sweatshirts, fleece pullovers; headwear, namely, hats

Serial Number: 85589296
Toys and action figures; playing cards, dice, and board games; bobble-head dolls; sporting equipment

Serial Number: 85589298
Entertainment services, namely, providing on-line interactive computer games and providing information relating to electronic computer games via the internet

With the popularity of “Fus Ro Dah”, ZeniMax obviously has an interest in protecting its intellectual property, but this many trademarks hints at much more though.

At the time of this story, ZeniMax Media has made no official announcement regarding “Fus Ro Dah”.

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