MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry are powering on with their Archewell Foundation plans – after amending their trademark application following an earlier hitch, The Sun can reveal.
The couple, who are now living stateside in their new $14million Montecito mansion, have responded to an earlier ‘irregularity notice’, claiming their plans weren’t signed correctly, were “too vague”, and certain fees hadn’t been paid.
The ambitious pair submitted their original plans with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on March 3, but they were told to make changes by August 22, as revealed by The Sun US.
A new filing shows they have now signed the plans and made a number of clarifications, showing the basis for the work they’ll be doing with the foundation, which will reportedly be launched next year.
The document, signed on August 7, includes a number of small switches in terminology, such as: “Applicant respectfully requests that ‘providing a website featuring content relating to philanthropy, monetary giving, volunteer and career opportunities’ be amended to “providing information relating to philanthropy, monetary giving, volunteer and career opportunities via a website’. “
Similar changes have been made regarding other wording, adding, ‘via a website’ to a number of classes listed, while they also state the missing fees will be paid.
As reported, paperwork was filed by Cobblestone Lane LLC, which is registered in Delaware but linked to the Beverly Hills offices of a Hollywood power lawyer, who has worked for Meghan for years.
Meghan and Harry are looking into creating a non-profit organization which offers emotional support groups, a multimedia educational empire, and a well-being website, similar to the former actress’s blog, The Tig.
They revealed Arche, the Greek word meaning ‘source of action’, was also the inspiration behind the name of their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, who turned one on May 6.
“We connected to this concept for the charitable organization we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son’s name,” they previously told The Daily Telegraph. “To do something of meaning, to do something that matters.
“Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action, and another that evokes the deep resources we each must draw upon.
They added: “We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right.”
They delayed their plans until at least next year, as they focus their efforts on the Black Lives Matter movement and fighting COVID-19.
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True to their word, the couple were pictured handing out diapers and backpacks as they volunteered for a back-to-school charity event at the weekend.
Donning face masks, they handed out clothes and other supplies at a drive-through organised by LA charity Baby2Baby.