Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Archewell trademark application rejected

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jun 20, 2020, 02:06 PM IST


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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have not signed the trademark application. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry trademark application for their new charitable organisation have been denied. 

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex filed paperwork earlier this year for their non-profit foundation named Archewell. This was one of the first things the couple have started soon after stepping back from royal duties and when they were being forced to drop their Sussex Royal brand. 

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The application was turned down by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) because the work is not completed properly.

"The applications are live and pending, and do not need to be refiled or restarted," said the royal insider. "Both in the US and internationally, each trademark application is moving forward with a request for clarification of terms and certain administrative items. This is very routine and is part of the normal back and forth in the trademarking process."

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As Meghan and Harry failed to sign the trademark application, meaning it's not being properly verified. 

Earlier Meghan opened up about their new concept while talking to a news agency, "We connected to this concept for the charitable organisation we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son’s name. To do something of meaning, to do something that matters. Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action, and another that evokes the deep resources we each must draw upon,". 

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The public launch is now expected in 2021 following the coronavirus pandemic, as the couple aims to provide both education and emotional support and many more services and will also create a website, similar to the former actress's deleted blog, The Tig.