After signing major contracts with Netflix and Spotify, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry want to ensure strong legal protection for their copyrights.
Since moving to the United States, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been working hard to ensure their financial independence. After signing a lucrative contract with Netflix, the Sussex’s signed a new, highly profitable agreement with Swedish streaming giant Spotify on December 15. Meghan and Harry are leaving nothing to chance and have already taken steps to protect their copyrights at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
They have applied for exclusive rights to their charity Archewell Foundation and to an entity called Archewell Studio. According to the official documents, Archewell Studio will be able to provide “podcasts, audio programs and audio books” in areas as diverse as news, education, science, literature, racial justice, gender equality, the environment as well as mental health and youth empowerment. By looking so broadly, the Sussex want to ensure that no ill-intentioned individual will be able to try to make money using their name.
Meghan Markle, soon to be a writer?
These documents also give an idea of the ambitions of the couple, who seem to be determined not to do anything against each other. Archewell Studio, destined to become a true entertainment empire, will also be used for the production of cd’s, stage performances and web content.
Interestingly enough, Meghan Markle has been careful to obtain legal protection allowing her to write fiction and non-fiction books on a wide variety of subjects and to produce “general magazines and print periodicals”.
Before meeting Prince Harry, the young woman ran a very popular blog and never made a secret of her love of writing. One thing is certain, whatever projects Sussex will be involved in over the next few months, they are now well protected.
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