An insider claims that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s trademark bid for Archewell has hit a snag.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex applied for company law protection in America for their charitable organization Archewell Foundation and their production company Archewell Audio. Last year, Harry and Meghan, who left their royal duties for a new life in California, filed documents with the US Patent and Trademark Office requesting exclusive use of the terms.
However, according to Richard Eden of the Daily Mail, their trademark bid has hit a snag.
The Sussexes have been told that the applications need to be clarified before they can be approved.
Harry and Meghan said Archewell Audio was for the “creation, development, production, and distribution of podcasts, audio programmes, music, and audio books” in their application.
“Applicant must clarify that these are entertainment-based services,” the office responded.
The company would also produce “live podcast performances, live stage performances, live music performances, and live audio-book readings,” according to the application.
“Applicant must clarify these are entertainment-based services,” the office responded.
They also needed to “specify the nature of the ‘live stage performances,” according to the document.
The Sussexes have also been asked to provide more information about the web apps they hope to provide for their Archewell Foundation application.
Both applications will be scrapped if Harry and Meghan do not respond within six months.