The Biz owner is fighting the “greedy” Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, in a copyright feud
A small business owner in the Philippines has found himself in a nasty copyright battle with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over the name of his deodorant brand “Archewell Harvatera” – but he insists that it is not “swallowed” by a greedy monster. ”
“Archewell” is the name of the Duke and Duchess’ charity foundation, a nod to their son Archie.
But it’s also in the name of the natural antiperspirant sold by manufacturer Victor Martin Soriano, who named their product “Archewell Harvatera” last summer, a few months after Harry and Markle named their foundation in April, the World Trademark Review reported.
“You bet I can get it out with you when it comes to legality, which is what I’m going to do,” Soriano told the point of sale.
“I expect Meghan to take me head-on. All I can say is put it on – I’ll fight you, you’ll see, ”he insisted.
“We are both active [trade]marked so it’s a showdown and I’m not going to resign if they handle things like that. It’s a duel to the death, I’ll never give up! “
In an interview with the Sun, Soriano explained his decision to fight the powerful couple and suggested that it be a matter of principle.
“The foundation is fine, but that’s how it is [Meghan] treats other people, ”he said.
“I think I should win because I’m a little guy from a poor little country about to be swallowed by a greedy monster. I have to be successful in this fight.”
Even so, he promised that if Her Majesty asks him to drop the name he will.
“If the queen asks me to retire, I will do so immediately without asking any questions,” he told the point of sale.
The Duke and Duchess’ lawsuit against Soriano was filed in the Philippines in November.
Soriano has since applied for a Filipino trademark for the term “Archwell Cosmetics,” reported World Trademark Review.
“I’m anti-Meghan but not anti-queen and I’m pro-Princess Anne,” Soriano told the point of sale.
In February, Archewell donated to a Texas women’s shelter where the roof was destroyed by that month’s unusual winter storm.
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