Meghan Markle’s revival of The Tig could be delayed by another six months after a clumsy admin-howler who saw she didn’t sign the paperwork was delayed by another six months, it has been claimed
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Meghan Markle’s plans to relaunch her lifestyle blog have stalled after claims she failed to sign the trademark application.
The 40-year-old wants to revive The Tig and hoped to get the site back online last September.
However, she reportedly didn’t sign the form, and this costly paperwork error delayed the return until the end of 2022.
The Duchess of Sussex called the location “a hub for the discerning palate – those with a hunger for food, travel, fashion and beauty”.
But the former actress was forced to shut down the blog in April 2017 after meeting her future husband the previous year. Meghan has been planning her return since stepping away from her royal duties with Prince Harry.
But she has to wait another six months, according to the information MailOnlineafter the US Patent and Trademark Office informed them of the administrative error.
The original description of the site was “too broad,” the publication said.
It comes after it was reported that the former actress is trying to protect the centuries-old English word “archetypes” after deciding to use it as the name for her first round of podcasts on Spotify.
On The Tig, she blogged about her favorite food, places, fashion and inspirational women for a number of years before being forced to end the day things got serious with Harry.
Their chief executive, Andrew Meyer, filed documents in the US with a company called Frim Fram to keep the rights to the name until at least 2021.
But once the license expired, she applied again – and didn’t sign the agreement, it has been suggested.
Back in 2019, an insider revealed: “It’s fascinating that Meghan’s CEO has ensured she’s keeping The Tig for at least a few more years.
“Of course, it’s understandable that she wouldn’t want an entrepreneur to use the name without her involvement.
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“But given her desire to be a different kind of royal – to advance her own causes using digital and social media – it’s not out of the question that she thinks The Tig could play an important role,” the royal source said The sun.
Her spokeswoman said three years ago: “The enduring hallmark is to prevent false branding to avoid others pretending to be or be associated with the Duchess.”
Meghan filed a request for the use of “archetypes” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office last month.
The word archetype first entered the English language around the 1540s and has Latin and Greek origins.
But Meghan wants to take ownership of the word where it’s used “in the areas of cultural treatment of women and stereotypes towards women” – and encompassing a long list of goods and services.
This can be anything from podcasts to the internet to TV shows.
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