Polygon writes Valve made a trademark application for Half-Life 3 in the EU.
Official details about a next installment in the Half-Life series aren't available. Half-Life 2 was released in November 2004 and the most recent new entry in the series was Half-Life 2: Episode Two, which was released in October 2007.
A trademark application for Half-Life 3, possibly the next entry in Valve's excruciatingly dormant Half-Life franchise, has been filed in Europe, according to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, the European Union's trademark and designs registry.
The OHIM's 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. The application was filed on Sept. 29. There is no equivalent trademark on record at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.