Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly filed to trademark their Sussex Royal brand after stepping down as senior members of the royal family.
It’s being reported that the trademark has been temporarily blocked.
Even though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have given up their royal titles (they will no longer use “HRH” but are still the Duke and Duchess of Sussex), it looks like they’d still very much like to hang on to their Sussex Royal brand, which is both their Instagram handle (@SussexRoyal) and the URL to their new website (sussexroyal.com).
However, it seems as though Meghan and Harry have run into some issues with trademarking the name. According to Hello!, their attempt to trademark “Sussex Royal” has been blocked. The site shares, “Documents at the Government’s Intellectual Property Office show that the formal ‘notice of threatened opposition’ was registered on Tuesday.” The opposer is reportedly a random Australian man who spent some time working as a doctor in London, so something tells me that Harry and Meghan will ultimately win the trademark!
When/if they do get Sussex Royal™, the couple would be able to launch their charity foundation and sell merchandise that could help earn them money now that they’re financially independent from the crown (ya know, besides Harry’s dad Prince Charles continuing to give them money and all). And just in case you were wondering about the other ways that Meghan and Harry plan to make money, there have been reports that Meghan is already in talks about collaborating with a fashion house, and she’s also signed a voice-over deal with Disney.
No word yet on what kinds of projects Harry will be taking on, but something tells me that these two attractive, young, wealthy, famous people will be just fine!