Kate Middleton Trademarks Her Name For ‘Clothing Collection’

Kate Middleton caused a frenzy in the fashion industry last week when it was announced that she’d trademarked her name so it can be used on clothing. 

A palace spokesperson confirmed that the Duchess Of Cambridge may “make T-shirts” for “marathon runners” last week leaving us feeling a little deflated – and wondering how we’d all look in Kate Middleton branded gym tees and trainers. 

But sources have revealed to LOOK that the trademark could mean more than the odd charity tee – resulting in something more substantial – like accessories and shoes. OMG.

Royal sources tell us: “Kate loves fashion, and although it freaked her out to begin with when she was labelled a fashion icon in every corner of the globe, it’s finally feeling like something she’s OK with. Now she can see a way of turning it into something incredible and positive for her charity.” 

For the full story and more details of the range, don’t miss this week’s issue of LOOK, out now.

By Rebecca Martin, UPDATED 9th April 2013 

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Kate Middleton has trademarked her name, prompting speculation that the pregnant Duchess Of Cambridge is planning to launch her very own clothing line. 

The Duke and Duchess applied to the Intellectual Property Office to trademark their names but rumours of a royal ‘fashion range’ swarmed the internet when news broke that the application contained details of ‘clothing’. However, it turns out it’s more of a legality than a step into the world of fashion design. Oh.

A spokesperson for the royal family says: “Since the name change of the ‘Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry’ 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.”

There we were thinking Kate was going to launch her own range of pretty dresses and chic coats when the most we can hope for is a charity tee and a baseball cap. Still, if Kate wears it in public – and it’s for a good cause – we predict it’ll be an instant trend! Sign us up, Duchess. 

By Rebecca Martin, POSTED 2nd April 2013

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