“The f***ing grifters - that’s the podcast we should've launched with them.”
The pair asked the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to grant exclusive name rights for Archetypes for “Downloadable audio recordings and podcasts, all in the fields of cultural treatment of women and stereotypes facing women”, as listed on the USPTO’s website.
Yet now the government agency’s website has put an “abandonment” record on the bid, following a 17-month battle to have the name protected.
Meghan and Harry left the Royal Family in 2020
In December 2020, Meghan announced that she had signed a deal with Spotify - the same year her and her husband left the Royal Family.
However, the first episode of the podcasts came 20 months later, in August 2022.
In March 2022, the Duchess lodged an application to trademark the show’s name, however it was rejected in January of this year as another company had already been registered by another company.
Project Miracle IP Holdings registered the name in 2018, for “providing a website featuring blogs and non-downloadable publications in the nature of articles in the field(s) of nutrition, fitness, sexuality, psychological self-improvement, personality identification and matching, personal relationships and dating, spirituality, horoscopes and astrology, fashion, music, and reviews and recommendations for books.”