Half-Life 3 Trademark Disappears from the Database of the EU Trademark Registration Office

A week ago we reported about “Valve Corporation” filing for the registration of the “Half-Life 3” trademark for the European Union. Unfortunately it seems that something went wrong there, as the filing has been completely removed from the database.

Considering the fact that, as far as I know, it’s not possible to hide a trademark registration, as they need to be all publicly accessible, it’s possible that the trademark has been examined and found inappropriate, probably because it was not filed by Valve itself, but by a third party posing as Valve. Of course that’s not the only possibility, but it seems the most likely.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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