The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking to globally trademark the “Sussex Royal” brand which covers a range of items and activities including clothing, stationery and the running of “emotional support groups”.
The ‘Sussex Royal’ register application covers Australia, Canada, and United States (US).
The application filed in December with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in the name of their new foundation.
As well as the application to register Sussex Royal also made to register “Sussex Royal the Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex”.
The couple used the application on their Instagram account and on a website launched last week.
Six classes lists in the applications, covering printed matter such as magazines and greeting cards, and clothing ranging from footwear to pajamas.
Charitable fundraising and management also includes.
As well as education and social care services including the organizing and conducting of emotional support groups.
Applications to trademark Sussex Royal for a range of goods and activities lodged with UK intellectual property authorities last June.
The couple’s advisers Natalie Campbell and Sara Latham lodged the application.
Ownership switched to the couple in December.
However, Harry and Meghan face having to potentially make an objection to protect their brand after an application lodged with EU authorities to trademark a range of goods including beer and jewellery under Sussex Royal.
Earlier, Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle stunned the British monarchy quitting as senior royals.
Prince Harry did not consult Queen Elizabeth regarding his decision, reports said.
In a shock announcement, the couple said they would spend time in North America.
According to media reports, the couple made their bombshell statement without notifying any member of the family.
The surprise news follows a turbulent year for the couple.
The couple openly said they have struggled in the spotlight and grown apart from Harry’s brother Prince William.
They have also reacted badly to negative news coverage.
Queen Elizabeth’s response to Prince Harry’s shocking decision
In a statement on behalf of Queen Elizabeth, royal communications called the decision ‘complicated.’
“Discussions with Harry and Meghan are at an early stage,” the statement read.
“We understand their desire to take a different approach.”
“But, these are complicated issues that will take time to work through”, the statement said.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their decision to step back as senior members of the royal family.
They announced to work to become financially independent.
The couple also said they plan to balance their time between the United Kingdom and North America.
While, they will continue to honor their duties to Queen Elizabeth II and their royal patronages.