21 February 2020TrademarksRory O'Neill

Harry and Meghan should ‘do the right thing’ and withdraw TMs

A UK law which likely requires the Queen’s consent to register ‘Sussex Royal’ as a trademark may leave Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with little choice but to drop the brand, lawyers have told WIPR.

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24 February 2020   Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have agreed to drop the ‘Sussex Royal’ brand and withdraw pending UK and EU trademark applications, amid controversy over their future roles.
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