Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Bid to Trademark Their Charity Gets Rejected
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are facing a roadblock in their attempt to trademark their Archewell foundation named after their young son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

AceShowbiz - Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's bid to trademark the name of their Archewell charity has been held up as it was left unsigned.

The couple applied to trademark the name of their non-profit, named in honour of their 13-month-old son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, in March 2020.

However, their initial application has been rejected as documents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office show the lack of a signature is one of a number of issues with their filing, which is called "too indefinite and too broad."

According to their initial application, the purposes of the charity included education and counselling, as well as fundraising for other charities, and to set up a website informing others about, "nutrition, general health and mental health."

However, an examiner who reviewed their documents last month (May20) ruled that the couple did not specify the exact nature of their plans for the trademark and charity, and how the Archewell name would be used to provide products or services.

An official notice warning them of the errors also stated that they have failed to pay the correct fees required to register the trademark. The couple and their attorney, Marjorie Witter Norman, who filed the application, have been given six months to respond to the notice, which is dated June 2. If they fail to respond the trademark application will be abandoned.

Speaking about the charity earlier this year, the couple told Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, "We connected to this concept for the charitable organization we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son's name." They told The Daily Telegraph, "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. We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right."

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