New blow for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as trademark application for their Archewell foundation is REJECTED for being 'unsigned and too vague'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's application to trademark their new charitable organisation Archewell has been rejected, it has been reported.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who stepped down as working royals earlier this year, had their application turned down because they did not sign the document and they did not pay all the required fees, documents seen by The Sun have revealed.
The paperwork, which was submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on March 3, was also said to be 'too vague'.
The couple, whose documents were filed by the Delaware-based law firm Cobblestone Lane LLC, have since been sent an 'Irregularity Notice' by the patent examiner at the USPTO.  
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's application to trademark their new charitable organisation Archewell has been rejected, it has been reported
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's application to trademark their new charitable organisation Archewell has been rejected, it has been reported
The examiner was asked to review the application for the non-profit organisation, which the couple had hoped to launch this year, on May 26 and has since sent a number of changes which need to be made by their lawyer, Marjorie Witter Norman, by August 22.  
The notice reads: '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.'  

The examiner added: 'The application was unsigned, resulting in the application not being properly verified.'
Following the notice, a Non-Final Action was sent to the couple on June 2, and their trademark will be held without being active until the necessary amendments are made.
The couple will also have to pay additional fees to have their paperwork processed.
The latest stumbling block comes just months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced  they 'look forward' to getting started with the foundation, which will replace their Sussex Royal brand.
The application (pictured)  for the non-profit organisation was submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on March 3
The application (pictured)  for the non-profit organisation was submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on March 3
However an  examiner, who was asked to review the application, has since issued a n 'Irregularity Notice' and said a number of changes need to be made. A Non-Final Action has now been sent to the couple and their trademark will be held without being active until the changes are made
However an  examiner, who was asked to review the application, has since issued a n 'Irregularity Notice' and said a number of changes need to be made. A Non-Final Action has now been sent to the couple and their trademark will be held without being active until the changes are made
The lates stumbling block comes just months after the couple revealed that they would be losing their Sussex Royal brand
The lates stumbling block comes just months after the couple revealed that they would be losing their Sussex Royal brand
The pair also have plans to include their own charity as well as a website, as part of their new venture.
Unveiling the new project earlier this year, the couple revealed the word Arche, which means source of action in Greek, was the inspiration behind the name of their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor who was born in May last year.  
The Telegraph previously reported that paperwork regarding their new brand was filed in the United States in March and plans included a wide-ranging website and sharing 'education and training materials' via films, podcasts and books, according to the newspaper.
In response to the Telegraph, the duke and duchess said they were focusing their efforts on the coronavirus pandemic but felt 'compelled' to reveal details of the venture.
'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.
'Before SussexRoyal, came the idea of Arche – the Greek word meaning source of action.
'We connected to this concept for the charitable organisation we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son's name. To do something of meaning, to do something that matters.
'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.'
The Sussexes recently moved to a 14-acre estate in the famed 90210 postcode of Beverly Hills after flying from the Vancouver Island they were living on in March.  
New blow for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as trademark application for their Archewell foundation is REJECTED for being 'unsigned and too vague' New blow for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as trademark application for their Archewell foundation is REJECTED for being 'unsigned and too vague' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 05:27 Rating: 5

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