Mar 3, 2021 @ 21:04

Battling the royals: Iloilo, Manila business owners fight Harry, Meghan over trademark

Iloilo-based business owner, Gina Agnes Sarabia is undeterred by the trademark opposition filed by former royals, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

She maintained that her trademark for Archewell has been registered in the Philippines since 2014.

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/brand-management/prince-harry-and-meghan-markle-in-bitter-archewell-trademark-dispute-in-philippines

Sarabia stated that she has been using the name for her jewelry collection even before the members of the royal family decided to have the same name for their non-profit organization. She insists that the British law does not apply in the country as it’s not a colony of the UK.

Meanwhile, a cosmetic company by Manila-based business owner, Victor Martin Soriano is also facing the same debacle for using “Archewell Harvatera.” He also stands firm in keeping the name as he registered a trademark for Archewell Cosmetics even after receiving the opposition letter.

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