Valve Files for VR-Related ‘Chaperone’ Trademark

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Associated with Vive or a new project?

Valve Corp. has filed an application in the United States for a “Chaperone” trademark that’s related to a virtual reality product.

Spotted by Reddit, Valve applied for “Chaperone” back in March with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The name appears related to a VR device or project from the Portal and Half-Life video game company.

The USPTO application states that “Chaperone” is for: “hardware and software, sensors, and beacons for the detection and measurement of physical objects and the representation of such objects in virtual reality environments; devices used for the detection and measurement of physical objects and the representation of such objects in virtual reality environments; electronic apparatus for the detection and measurement of physical objects and the representation of such objects in virtual reality environments.”

Earlier this year, Valve and HTC announced that they were partnering together to create the VR headset named Vive. So whether Chaperone is associated with Vive or a wholly new VR product remains to be seen.

For more on Valve and VR, be sure to check out IGN’s hands-on preview with the Vive from GDC 2015.

Evan Campbell is a freelance news writer who streams games on his Twitch channel, talks about Nintendo weekly on the NF Show, and chats about movies and TV series on Twitter.
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