It seems there is an early confirmation that the counter counting down at Cryptic Studios is indeed for Star Trek Online. WarCry had discovered that a game career E-zine contained an ad for Cryptic, where Star Trek Online was explicitly mentioned as an upcoming game.
Worth noting is also that the ad says “developer and publisher” and “launching publishing operations around the world”. Which of course makes sense if they are going to do the publishing themselves, they would certainly need something to handle European countries and different parts of Asia, if they intend to go there. Champions Online is going to be published by 2k Games, but maybe Star Trek Online will be handled by Cryptic themselves?