The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s attempt to trademark the Sussex Royal brand has been challenged and blocked after a legal complaint from a doctor in Australia.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry hope to turn the Sussex Royal brand into an empire but it hit a roadblock after Benjamin Worcester filed the complaint.
Meghan and Harry vowed to become financially independent after they stepped down as senior royals.
It is not clear why the doctor submitted the opposition but it could see Meghan and Harry forced into a contracted legal battle.
The duke and duchess first filed the trademark in June last year, leading to an ‘opposition period’ where UK Intellectual Property Office of a complaint can be notified by anyone.
The opposition period was scheduled to end next month but has been extended to March after Dr. Worcester’s complaint.
Dr. Worcester, who studied medicine at University College London, is a doctor in Melbourne, according to the World Trade Review.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want to use the Sussex Royal brand on dozens of products including gloves, hoodies, T-shirts and journals to become financially independent.
They can make more private fortune with various business ventures such as TV deals, book deals, public speaking, and brand partnerships.
According to the documents published by the Intellectual Property Office, textbooks, educational books, printed publications, printed educational materials, teaching and instructional materials, newsletters and magazines are among the items the royals have so far trademarked.
The list also include t-shirts, jackets, footwear, clothing, sweatshirts, socks, neckwear, sportswear, headgear, coats, trousers, bandanas, dresses, suits, pajamas and more.
Retail experts said that the couple’s Sussex Royal empire could generate up to £1billion.
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