The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly hit another roadblock with their plans to launch their charitable foundation.
It seems Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s trademark application for the organisation they have called Archewell has been rejected.
The Sun reports the couple failed to sign the forms, didn’t pay all the required fees, and their explanation as to what the organisation will do was “too vague”.
A search for the application via the United States Patent and Trademark Office states the organisation’s description as follows:
Charitable services, namely, promoting public awareness of a variety of causes; charitable services, namely, coordination of non-monetary contributions to charities and non-profits; charitable services, namely, developing and coordinating volunteer programs and community service projects; matching volunteers with non-profit organisations; marketing services, namely, promotional services in the field of planned-giving for non-profit and charitable organisations; development of charitable marketing campaigns for others; providing a website featuring content relating to philanthropy, monetary giving, volunteer and career opportunities; administration of a program to promote community service.
The application was filed by attorney Marjorie Witter Norman from of Cobblestone Lane, California, on March 3.
It also includes plans to create and market the following materials: Digital articles, software, movies, podcast, TV show, books, stationery and clothing.
The notice requests amendments by August 22 to keep the application active.
Harry and Meghan are currently in the US, said to be staying at Tyler Perry’s Los Angeles mansion with their son Archie.
They have twice-delayed the launch of Archewell, at first due to the coronavirus crisis and for a second time due to the the escalating Black Lives Matter protests.