Zenimax seeking 'Dawnguard' trademark

Bethesda parent company files application with United States Patent & Trademark Office for "computer game software."


A newly discovered trademark filing may be giving Elder Scrolls fans a glimpse of something in the future of the franchise. Parent company Zenimax Media has filed a trademark application for "Dawnguard," hinting that a future project is in development for the Elder Scrolls and Fallout publisher.

What's on the horizon for Bethesda?
What's on the horizon for Bethesda?

Filed with the United States Patent & Trademark Office last month (via NowGamer), Dawnguard is listed under the goods and services description of "computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles; downloadable computer game software offered via the Internet and wireless devices."

It is unclear what the trademark is in reference to, and a Bethesda representative declined to comment.

Bethesda has a number of unnamed projects in the works, including at least two Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim DLC packs. Additionally, the developer is working on an iOS project, a next-generation title, and a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, rumored to be set in the Elder Scrolls universe.

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