The press release also stated that “The princess and her fiancé, Derek Ferret, will explain the difference between their activities and the royal family. This means, among other things, that they must not use the princess title in social media, in media productions, or in connection with other commercial activity.”
In accordance with the King’s wish, Martha Louise would nevertheless retain the title of Princess, in addition to continuing as President of the Princess Martha Louise Memorial Fund.
Sign a crucial document
Good evening, Norway has been granted access to documents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), which shows that Martha Louise and her fiancé Durek Verrett (48) have until December 22 signed the missing paperwork for the US Patent Office so that they can approve the application.
To Whom It May Concern. Doric Ferret and I, Martha Louise, authorize the use and registration of our names “The Princess and the Shaman” as a USPTO trademark,” says the document signed by Verrett and Märtha Louise.
The document was signed by Durek Verrett on December 21, and Märtha Louise the next day. This is several months after Martha Louise announced that the application would be withdrawn.
Good afternoon, Norway tried to get comment from Derek Verrett and his management on Wednesday, to no avail.
We have also been in touch with the castle management and Martha Louise. See what they answer, in more detail in the case.
Of course it will be withdrawn.
It was Good Evening Norway that in September was able to reveal that Durek Verrett’s production company, Ohana Productions LLC, had filed an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office that the exclusive right to use the trademark “Princess and the Shaman” was filed on.
At the time, Durek Verrett and his management did not want to respond to questions about the application.
Märtha’s manager, Carina Scheele Carlsen, wrote the following in a short message to Good Evening Norway:
– It is no longer appropriate for a princess to use this title.
When asked if it was Martha’s comment that this application was ready at that time for processing, she replied as follows:
– Naturally, it was withdrawn as it is no longer relevant.
Then communications director Juri Farb at the royal court told Good Evening Norway that the palace supported this decision.
– It’s good that the princess herself made it clear that it was not appropriate to use this brand.
When the application was considered by the USPTO later this fall, after it had been in the waiting list system, Good Evening Norway again contacted Verrett and Märtha Louise’s manager for comment. this time Nobody will answer our questions.
This is how you explain it
Regarding the signed document that was provided to the USPTO just before Christmas, Varpe, Director of Communications for the Palace, responds as follows:
– We refer to Princess Martha Louise and Doric Verrett for questions about their work.
Martha’s manager, Karina Scheele Carlsen, wrote the following in a text message Wednesday night:
– The answer is, as before, they secure the trademark to ensure that no one else misuses it. Don’t use it yourself.
This answer must have been communicated to Ferret’s management earlier, says Skelle Carlsen.
However, when Good Evening Norway contacted management on several occasions regarding the matter in the fall, we received no response to our queries.
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