Half-Life 3 Trademark filed in Europe by Valve
A trademark application for Half-Life 3, possibly the next entry in Valves excruciatingly dormant Half-Life franchise, has been filed in Europe, according to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, the European Unions trademark and designs registry.
The OHIMs database lists the Half-Life 3 trademark as owned by Valve Corporation, and filed on its behalf by Casalonga & Associés, a patent and trademark firm. The trademark covers "computer game software," "downloadable computer game software via a global computer network and wireless devices" and other goods and services. There is no equivalent trademark on record at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Weve contacted Valve to verify the trademark and asked if it would like to confirm the existence of a new Half-Life game. Well update with any new information.
The most recent entry in the series, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, was released Oct. 10, 2007.