A gigantic multinational company and holder of the top share of the pharmaceutical market. Headquartered in Europe, Umbrella has branches in every corner of the world. The umbrella logo was designed to represent the company motto, "Preserving the health of the people".
The origin of Umbrella lies in the friendship of aristocrats Ozwell E. Spencer and Edward Ashford, along with their schoolmate James Marcus, and in the discovery of the Progenitor Virus, a new type of RNA virus. Spencer approached Marcus with the idea of founding a company that would develop B.O.W.s (Bio-organic Weapons) and corner the military market.
The three founded Umbrella in 1968, ostensibly as a pharmaceutical company.。