Meghan Markle seeks to keep name of former lifestyle website The Tig until 2021
Could Meghan start BLOGGING again? Duchess fuels speculation she is relaunching her Hollywood lifestyle website The Tig after her business manager filed to keep the trademark until 2021
- The Duchess of Sussex’s business manager filed the paperwork in the US
- They are looking to keep hold of The Tig name until at least 2021
- The Tig was Meghan’s personal lifestyle blog, which she started in 2014
- The site featured her tips about travel, beauty, fashion and also her inspirations
- She shut the site down abruptly in 2017, just months before her engagement
- It’s thought that Meghan could be now looking to use the site to promote causes she believes in
Meghan’s business manager, Andrew Meyer, has reportedly filed documents in the US aiming to keep the rights to the blog’s name until 2021, according to The Sun.
Meyer is said to have used a company called Frim Fram to file The Tig rights-extension documents. Frim Fram is also said to have an affiliated website under it, called ‘Tigtots,’ which is thought to be a site for parents.
Meghan Markle’s business manager has supposedly filed paperwork in the US to keep hold of her former lifestyle website’s name, The Tig. She shut the site down in April 2017
Meghan shared her favorite things and inspirations with her fans on The Tig starting in 2014
The Tig, which was launched in 2014, was the Duchess of Sussex’s personal blog in which she shared some of her favorite things – ranging from food and travel to fashion, beauty, politics and inspirational women – with her fans.
She abruptly shut down the site in April 2017, taking down all the posts she had shared over the previous three years. Meghan and Harry’s engagement was announced in November 2017.
Meghan’s spokeswoman told The Sun that ‘The lasting trademark is to prevent false branding, to avoid others purporting to be the Duchess or affiliated with her.’
‘It’s fascinating Meghan’s business manager has ensured she keeps The Tig for a few more years at least,’ a source told The Sun. ‘Of course it’s understandable she wouldn’t want an entrepreneur using the name without her involvement.’
Meghan abruptly shut down The Tig in April 2017, deleting all the posts made over three years
The documents seeking to keep The Tig were said to have been filed through a company called Frim Fram, which also has a website called ‘Tigtots,’ which is thought to be a site for parents
One of the now deleted posts that could be found on The Tig when it was still active
The source went on to say that because Meghan is supposedly eager to ‘be a different type of royal’ by using digital and social media to promote the causes she believes in, ‘it’s not out of the question she’d think The Tig could play an important role.’
In early September, The Sun had reported that Meghan told her US PR agency that she wanted to ‘break the internet’ with the launch of the UK Vogue issue that she guest edited.
‘Even thought it was the UK version of the mag, she wanted maximum coverage in America, which is the country she really cares about in terms of the media,’ the source told the newspaper.
‘She was incredibly hands-on with the strategy and in one meeting told the staff: ‘I want to break the internet.’
Meghan had said that she named her site The Tig after she tried a wine called Tignanello, which is nicknamed ‘Tig’.
‘It was an ah-ha moment at its finest. For me, it became a “Tig” moment – a moment of getting it,’ she wrote on her blog.