Kate Middleton Trademarks Her Name For Fashion Items

Kate Middleton has applied to have her royal name trademarked so it can be used on t-shirts for her charities

Kate Middleton may have been a royal for some time now, but she’s only just put in her application to trademark her name. A spokesperson for St James’ Palace confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge has applied to the Intellectual Property Office to trademark her name along with her husband and Prince Harry.

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Unfortunately it’s not so she can set up her own clothing label, despite her impeccable fashion choices and how keen we’d be to snap her designs up! Instead the royal has made the move to allow her official charities to use her name on their services and products.

Charities supported by The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry (who Kate officially joined after her wedding) will benefit from the new trademark and will allow the three names to be featured on footwear, headgear and clothing.

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The royals’ spokesperson confirmed the news to The Telegraph saying: ‘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.’

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And it’s certainly a very savvy move. Since Kate Middleton joined the royal family, donations to the foundation increased from £629,000 in 2010 to £4.8million a year later.

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