The Duke and Duchess of Sussex filed documents with the US Patent and Trademark Office to protect Archewell Audio. The couple’s move, which came in the run up to Christmas, aims to prevent others from cashing in on the name. Royal fans were given a glimpse of what lies ahead for the pair as they seek to carve out a name for themselves stateside.
Harry and Meghan submitted papers requesting exclusive rights to their charity Archewell and Archewell Foundation.
And documents filed on behalf of Archewell Audio mentioned: “Downloadable podcasts, audio programs, and audio books, all in the field of current and topical events, education, science, literature, racial justice, gender equity, environmental stewardship, youth empowerment, health, mental health, and commentary on topics of current and general interest.”
This is a clear indication the couple will not be shy of delving into hot topics and controversial issues on their platform.
The papers also mention live stage performances, audiobooks and CDs.
And content via “satellite, global computer networks, websites, wireless devices, mobile web applications, webcasts, and on-demand streaming media” is also included in the application.
The couple could return to the UK in March for their one-year review of the Megxit deal they struck with the Queen earlier this year.
Reports over the weekend suggested they would seek an extension to their royal deal, which would leave the door open for their return for a further 12 months.
But the batch of copyright documents filed in the US shows Harry and Meghan are serious about making the US their home for the foreseeable future.
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