The examiner said to me: ”The application was not signed, resulting from the application are not properly verified. ”
While it is common for patent applications to be initially rejected by the Office, the couple was ordered to make a number of changes, which must be represented by their lawyer, by August 22, or they run the risk of the application to be “abandoned.”
A spokesman for the Sussexes did not comment last night.
A source said the paperwork was part of the ” normal back-and-forth of the trademarking process “, which is still in progress. It is incorrect to say that the application has received a final refusal, they said.
The public launch of Archewell is now scheduled for 2021. In April, the Duke and Duchess of cambridge told the Telegraph: “We are excited to launch Archewell when the time is right. ”
The Sussexes are currently living in Los Angeles after he resigned from Royal life in January and being forced to abandon their Sussex Royal brand.
It was revealed last week that they have postponed the public launch of their Archewell project, in the wake of the sars coronavirus pandemic, and Black Lives Matter protests.