The filing (85818163) refers to “Entertainment services in the nature of an on-going television program set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world”, an idea that has fans of the genre frothing at the mouth.
The news comes hot on the heels of last week’s revelation that voice actor Erik Todd Dellums was getting ready to reprise his role as Three Dog, the franchise’s Galaxy News Radio host. Fallout 3 fans immediately started speculating, and Eurogamer spotted this relevant U.S. Patent and Trademark Office documentation.
But! Things might not be as straightforward or as exciting as they seem. Bethesda also filed a trademark application back in February 2009 (77663853) for – you guessed it – Entertainment services in the nature of an on-going television program set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world.
From the looks of things, Bethesda filed the maximum number of extension applications, but time ran out for the studio. This new registration seems to be a renewal of the old one, which Bethesda simply sat on for three years – don’t hold your breath this time will be any different.