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Prince Harry and Meghan application to Archetypes rejected

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are facing fresh disappointment as their application to trademark the word “Archetypes” has been rejected.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had applied to get exclusive rights to “Archetypes”, which is the name of their podcast, but the US Patent and Trademark Office has refused.

Harry and Meghan applied to try and obtain exclusive use of “Archetypes” for “downloadable audio recordings and podcasts” and anything related to the “cultural treatment of women and stereotypes facing women.”

However, officials have rejected the application due to the “likelihood of confusion” with an existing brand. Archetypes LLC, a company based in Arizona, applied for exclusive use back in 2015 for books and articles about “nutrition, fitness, sexuality, and psychological self-improvement.”

Meghan and Harry’s lawyer, Majorie Witter Norman, has now applied for an extra three months to prepare another application.

The application rejection comes just days after Spotify and the couple released a joint statement announcing their decision to part ways.

Meghan and Harry’s Archewell Audio signed an exclusive $ 20 million (£ 16 million) deal with Spotify at the end of 2020, as they attempted to be financially independent after breaking away from the Royal Family.

Meghan hosted the podcast Archetypes, which ran for 12 episodes from August last year. On it, she interviewed a range of celebrities including Paris Hilton, Mariah Carey, and Serena Williams. The joint statement said: “Spotify and Archewell Audio have mutually agreed to part ways and are proud of the series we made together.”

Following the axe, a top Spotify executive lashed out at Harry and Meghan and labeled them “f***ing grifters”.

In other news – Kim Kardashian says she has a new crush

Someone new has caught the attention of Kim Kardashian. The SKIMS founder, 42, confessed she has a new crush during an appearance on the latest episode of Hailey Bieber’s YouTube series, Who’s In My Bathroom? When asked by the model, 26, who her current celebrity crush is during a “Truth or Shot” game, Kardashian responded, “I almost want to take a drink because I kinda want it to come true.”

She added how the mystery man does not know about her feelings. “I’m more into privacy these days,” and opted to take a sip of her sister Kendall Jenner’s 818 Tequila instead of revealing his identity. Read More

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