Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (or as we stubbornly still call her, Kate Middleton) has applied to the Intellectual Property Office for a trademark on her, her husband, Prince William, and brother-in-law, Prince Harry's names. A representative from St. James Palace confirmed the details following The Telegraph's initial report on the trademark, leading to speculation that the registration was a potential sign of a Kate Middleton fashion line.
Not so fast.
The Palace confirmed to the Telegraph that the trademark will cover the production of "clothing, footwear and headgear," but notes its primary function will be to support the charitable efforts of The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
"Since the name change of the foundation last year, we have been registering our new name and logo in different territories around the world... As part of that process, we have to choose any categories under which we might conceivably operate in the future. This also protects the foundation against other people using its name illegally. We included clothing in case we choose, for example, to make T-shirts in years to come, for marathon runners, etc."
After practically tanking engagement dress designer Issa due to overwhelming demand, we have no doubt any line aligned with Kate the great would be a total success.
Meanwhile, the Duchess and her ever-growing baby bump are touring Glasgow in a tailored plaid coat by Moloh.
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