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Duchess of Cambridge Trademarks Name for Clothing Line

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Kate Middleton by Tom Soper Photography on Flickr (CC license)

Kate Middleton by Tom Soper Photography on Flickr (CC license)

Across the pond, Kate Middleton has applied to trademark her title, the Duchess of Cambridge to be used on “a wide range of goods and services,” namely clothing — possibly including baby wear.

The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her first child in July with Prince William, though the couple has been famously low-key about any details, including the sex of the Prince- or Princess-to-be.

The trademark move is to protect the name used as part of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry; proceeds from any such clothing line would benefit the charities supported by the foundation, including those for veterans, disadvantaged children, and wildlife, according to The Daily Beast.

The Royal Collection Trust is the family’s charitable body, which has seen a great boon in finances since Kate joined the family; the Royal Collection’s income rose sharply from £8.5 million to £50.2 million in 2011-12.

Of course, filing a trademark application in the UK doesn’t mean the royal couple has secured exclusive rights to use the term ‘Duchess of Cambridge’ on products in the United States, so it remains to be seen whether there will also be an application filed here.

Stay tuned!

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April 3rd, 2013 at 2:06 pm