Meghan Markle’s ‘web relaunch knocked back by six months because she failed to sign application’
Meghan Markle reportedly failed to sign an application to relaunch her web trademark, knocking the application back by six months
The Duchess of Sussex, before marrying Prince Harry, ran a lifestyle blog called The Tig.
On it, she documented everything from her favourite holidays to the bottles of wine she enjoyed most.
It built up something of a cult following, as the former Suits star shared lifestyle tips to her small grouping of fans.
Upon joining the Royal Family, she was allegedly forced to ditch it.
Many commentators speculated that this was a source of regret for the 40-year-old, so when the Sussexes relocated to the US after “stepping back” from the monarchy, it was widely tipped that The Tig would make a return.
According to royal commentator Richard Eden, she was planning a relaunch in September 2021 when she applied to reactivate The Tig trademark.
But despite making this decisive step, he claims she failed to sign the application.
The Daily Mail columnist says the Duchess of Sussex has been told to “twiddle her thumbs” for six months before she can apply again.
He adds that the US Patent and Trademark Office told her the original description of the website was “too broad”.
Meghan is said to be planning to cover food, cooking, recipes, travel, relationships, fashion, lifestyle, the arts, culture, design, conscious living, and health.
It comes after Netflix cancelled its development of Pearl, an animated series created by the Duchess of Sussex.
The show, announced last year, was dropped after the streaming giant revealed a sharp fall in subscribers.
The animated series was planned to centre on the adventures of a 12-year-old girl inspired by influential women from history.
Archewell Productions, the company formed by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will continue to work on other projects with Netflix – including Harry’s Heart of Invictus documentary.
But the move to shelve Meghan’s animated project has been dubbed a “complete disaster” for the Sussexes – and a royal commentator has suggested it “looks as if there’s not much that they’re able to do apart from moaning about the royals”.