Meghan and Harry’s bid to trademark Sussex Royal blocked by Australian doctor

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bid to trademark Sussex Royal has hit a road block after a doctor in Australia blocked their application.

The couple, who stepped down as ‘senior royals’ in dramatic fashion this month, plan to use the name to launch their foundation and other branded goods.

Following a summit to decide their future, Buckingham Palace announced that the Sussexes will not use their HRH titles “as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family”.

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The couple will however keep their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles and will now be known as Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

However, Mirror Online understands the future of the Sussex Royal brand is still being discussed.

It is not known why Mr Worcester, who is believed to have worked as an NHS doctor from 2011 until 2013, filed the opposition.

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A formal ‘notice of threatened opposition’ was registered this week, according to the government’s Intellectual Property Office.

Harry and Meghan may now have to pay further legal fees in their bid to start their brand.

As Mr Worcester opposed their trademark, the period of ‘opposition’ has been extended from February 20 until at least March 20.

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The period of opposition is when anyone against the trademark can make their objections known before it can be used.

Lee Curtis, a chartered trademark attorney and partner at specialist law firm HGF, said : “Filing a notice of threatened opposition is relatively easy and can be done online for free.

“The filing of a formal notice of opposition is much more involved.


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