Becoming nonroyals and facing a global pandemic, in such a short amount of time, isn’t something which can stop Harry and Meghan from proceeding with business ventures, with their new non-profit empire. The couple quietly submitted several proposals to the US Patent and Trademark Office, under the name Archewell. ‘Arche’ derives from a Greek term meaning ‘source of action’, also the inspiration behind their son’s name.
The application included the Duke and Duchess’ intention to reserve all rights across ‘tops, bottoms, shirts, skirts, dresses, pants, jeans, shorts, sweaters, jackets, socks, loungewear, footwear and headwear’. This makes a lot of sense as Meghan’s fashion style is one of the most influential across the whole world. They could, however, simply be ensuring that no one else can profit from the famous brand.
In addition to the clothing items listed above, Harry and Meghan also added charitable services, emotional support groups and educational material into their application. The inclusion of stationary such as pens and journals on the list remind us of Meghan’s days as a professional calligrapher. The list however does not end there, as the couple have also filed to trade mark podcasts, television shows, motion picture films and animated shows, perhaps in connection to Markle’s career prior to her royal life. A release date has not yet been announced, however the Duke and Duchess say that they plan to launch Archewell when the time seems right, as unannounced releases seem to be the way the couple do business. Be sure to keep an eye out on our reading room, for any further updates on the Archewell launch!
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