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New charitable organisation of Harry and Meghan: application refused

The application of the new charitable organisation created by Harry and Meghan was rejected because its nature was considered "vague".

archewell application rejected

Archewell, Harry and Meghan’s new charitable organisation saw their trademark application refused, with the accuse of being “too vague” delaying their plan.

Charitable organisation: Harry and Meghan saw their application rejected

This couple is actually planning to launch their non-profit organisation this year. But the pandemic came so they should delay the launch. Then, their plans underwent a temporization after the United States Patent and Trademark Office opposed to the “vague” nature of Archewell.

The paperwork, registered by Cobblestone Lane LLC was submitted on March 3. An examiner revised their application on May 26 and then they received an “Irregularity Notice“. The notice asks a number of changes that would be accomplished by the couple’s attorney by August or the application will be ousted.

The notification said that “The wording ‘providing a website featuring content relating to philanthropy, monetary giving, volunteer and career opportunities’ in International Class 35 is also indefinite and over broad, and must be clarified to specify the nature of the content provided.”

It also states that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have failed to pay up additional fees of the application process. What’s more the non-final office action missed the sign that verified the application. So that their trademark cannot be activated until the amendments are fulfilled.

The aim of the Archewell organisation

Archewell was named after their son Archie, which will reportedly manage emotional support groups and a multimedia educational empire. This organisation was founded “to do something of meaning and to do something that matters“, said the Duke and Duchess.

They also added: “Like you, our focus is on supporting efforts to tackle the global Covid-19 pandemic but faced with this information coming to light, we felt compelled to share the story of how this came to be”.


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