New blow for Harry and Meghan: patent on ‘Archewell’ brand rejected
Prince Harry (35) and Meghan Markle (38) are again without a brand name. Initially, they were no longer allowed to use the name ‘Sussex Royal’ after the Megxit, at the request of the Queen. Now they are faced with a new setback because they are not getting a patent for the name ‘Achewell’, which they had chosen for their new charity.
Their application to patent Archewell was recently rejected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). According to the British media, this is because they had not signed one of the documents and because they had not paid all the bills.
In general, their paperwork was also labeled as “too vague”. The investigator who returned the application described the document as “untidy and incomplete”.
Their request read that Archewell was an organization “with a website dedicated to philanthropy, donating money, volunteering, and career opportunities”. That is not clear enough, and the statement will have to be adjusted by Marjorie Witter Norman, the couple’s lawyer.
Harry and Meghan will, therefore, still have the opportunity to change a few things and even get their desired brand name.
The couple stepped out of the British monarchy hoping to achieve financial independence, but they need a brand name for that—a calling card under which the world can always find them.
However, the couple has already had a lot of trouble recording such a name. Sussex Royal was their first choice considering they are still the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. However, the Queen demanded that they stop using the word “royal” once they left the monarchy.
Archewell, based on the name of their baby son Archie, was the next option.