A few days ago, Capcom filed a request to extend the Deep Down trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and today the request has been granted.
This means that now Capcom has exactly six months to present a statement of use for the trademark, proving that the name is being used in commerce in the United States. The deadline is now February 9th, 2017.
Since this is the fifth extension granted by the USPTO, which is also the last available according to trademark law, if a statement of use isn’t presented by February 9th, the trademark will automatically be abandoned.
After introducing the game in February 2013, Capcom used it as a poster boy for its new Panta Rhei engine for a couple of years, before falling completely silent about both the game and the engine. No one from Capcom uttered the title of the game in official capacity since March 20th, 2015.
At the moment, there’s no way to know if the game will be re-introduced in the coming months, but considering how good it looked, I certainly hope so.