MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry trademarked 100 items including pencils, bookmarks and socks six months ago.
The couple have been busy putting the Sussex Royal stamp on a number of items since June as they move towards becoming “financially independent”.
They have a private fortune of 33million to fund their new lifestyles after stepping away from the royal family and announcing they will be splitting their time between the UK and North America.
But they appear to be hoping to turn their brand into a money-making global empire after launching their slick new website, sussexroyal.com.
It emerged last month the couple have applied to have their royal trademark stamped on scores of items and services, according to the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).
This hints the couple may be set to start selling their own merchandise.
Its website shows that “Sussex Royal” has applied to have its trade mark on printed matter, including teaching material, books, magazines, brochures, calendars, posters, postcards and artists’ material.
In another category, it’ll be applied to clothing and footwear, such as “jackets, anoraks, trousers, hooded tops, bandanas, socks, gloves and sportswear.”
Campaigning, promotional and “public awareness campaigns” are also covered in their expansion bid, for example “developing and coordinating volunteer projects for charitable purposes.”
Sussex Royal has also put its trade mark on “health and wellness training, education and training relating to nature, conservation and the environment, organising youth training schemes and training sports coaches”.
And in another section, their brand will cover “social care services, namely organising and conducting emotional support groups, counselling, mentoring and personal care services”.
By protecting their trademark, the royals will be able to take action if anyone tries to use their names on unapproved products or services, or tries to use them on counterfeit items.
The Intellectual Property Office says that the “Sussex Royal The Foundation Of The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex” is being represented by lawyers Harbottle & Lewis.
According to the London-based firm’s website: “The creation, exploitation and protection of intellectual property rights are fundamental to the success of most of our clients.”
The Sussex’s expanded list of items to come under the royal umbrella was published in the December 20, 2019 Trade Mark journal.
People can object to a trade mark application for two months after its published in the journal.
The couple are set to make millions from lucrative commercial deals after quitting the royal family.
The Duke, 34, and Duchess, 38, along with baby son Archie, will split their time between Britain and North America – most likely Canada where ex-Suits star Meghan used to live.
The announcement cameafter HOAR revealedthey were due to discuss plans to move abroad, and Meghan today visited The National’s Dorfman Theatre in London.
The couple had reportedly told close friends they want to spend some of the next two months working out of Canada aftera six-week trial holiday over Christmas and New Yearwas deemed highly successful.
Friends of the couple in Canada and the US are supportive of the move, which they say comes after the couple have been sidelined by the monarchy.