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On January 7, 2021, Meri Brown unofficially confirmed what fans have been wondering. The fascinating pro-polygamy show will be back on our screens for another season after the current one finishes airing the next few weeks.

On her Instagram Live section “Fridays With Friends,” Meri (alongside Robyn) explains that they are indeed filming for season 17. In fact, Meri tries to hide the fact that she’s wearing a mermaid necklace — a spoiler that she’s in attendance at Ariella’s mermaid-themed birthday party.

Robyn helps Meri put the necklace back around her neck as they joke about how the press will probably insinuate that Robyn is trying to strangle Meri with the necklace. Meri and the other wives are often at odds with Robyn, Kody’s newest wife and only legally married spouse, but fans got to see Meri and Robyn share rarely seen friendly banter. Meri comments about having to turn off their mics when using the bathroom on filming days.

Is Meri no longer a sister wife?

Meri is still technically a sister wife. Kody hasn’t been shy voicing his feelings about Meri, though. He has acknowledged that he only sees her as a friend, though sister-wife Robyn chooses to remain optimistic for Meri and Kody.

In fact, January 9th’s episode showed us a weepy and dejected Meri. The episode covered the Browns’ failed holiday plans where Meri felt that the family was no longer acting like a family, but separate households doing their own thing.

The real blow to Meri’s emotional state was feeling like an outsider, especially around the holidays and the fact that her status as sister-wife may not be valid anymore.

Are Christine and Kody still together?

After more than 25 years of marriage, Christine and Kody announced their separation in late 2021. It came as no surprise to fans and Brown family members alike, as Christine was adamant about staying put in Utah. 

The split was preceded by the season 16 trailer showcasing Christine’s anguish about her and Kody’s impossible union. In recent episodes, we also witnessed how Kody brushed off daughter Ysabel’s serious scoliosis condition and surgery. Fans were aghast at his decision not to accompany Christine and  Ysabel for the surgery.

What can we expect in future seasons?

With Christine presumably out of the picture for season 17, it’s anyone’s guess as to what the show will focus on. For one, Meri’s struggle with feeling like an outcast and coming to terms with her platonic relationship with Kody may garner a lot of screen time.

Many fans speculate whether or not Kody will search for a new fourth wife — and how Robyn will react. Out of all the wives, she is the only one who has not experienced what it is like to welcome a new sister wife into the mix.

What’s more, other fans believe Kody may call it quits on polygamy. Frankly, it seems like Robyn, Janelle, and Meri may be feeling the same way. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see where the Brown family’s adventure heads next if season 18 is even on the table.

Published By: Christopher Alesich 

Matchmakers Inc:

When it comes to trustworthy poly dating apps and services, your choices can seem sparse. From hordes of polycurious users searching for hookups to lustful couples hunting for unicorns, some online dating apps are problematic. Here at Sister Wives, we always aim to give you the best poly dating experience whether that’s on our app or our website. In fact, we’re the first poly dating service to acquire a trademark. We got ours through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Word Mark. We registered “Sister Wives” for the International Class (IC) 25 Apparel trademark class and the IC 45 trademark class for Services in Dating and Matchmaking.

Why does this matter? Well, we believe in building credibility where we can and staying ahead of other apps and services. You know us by our name and our logo. We protect that association and our reputation through the trademark registration process.

What’s the difference between a trademark and a copyright?

These two registration processes are similar, but they differ.


Per the USPTO, a trademark is a “word, phrase, design” or any mix of the three that distinguishes you from competitors. Registering a company is also a good way of protecting your brand should others try to imitate yours. For instance, our Sister Wives trademark sets us apart from other poly dating apps and services in the market like Feeld and PolyFinda. Since we registered our logo and name, no other poly dating apps (or services) can exploit these.


Copyright, on the other hand, is your claim to an original work you can touch, see, or hear. This includes music, novels, photos, and movies. Copyrighting a piece of work prevents others from recreating or distributing your work without your permission. In “Terms of Use and Agreements,” you might also see a copyright clause. This usually means that the site or app has the right to use anything you post to their platform. In this case, you’re giving up your right to your copy, be it a comment or photo you posted.

What is the difference between the ™ and ® symbols?

The trademark symbol can be used by anyone for any phrase, service, or good, even if it isn’t trademarked yet. On the other hand, the R symbol is reserved for the business that owns that phrase, service, or good. Only trademarked items can bear the R symbol. What’s more, the R symbol is only valid in countries/states/regions where your service or good is registered.

Are dating apps copyrighted?

Yes, most dating apps are copyrighted. Poly dating apps may choose to protect certain phrases, app features, or distinct services. For instance, Tinder’s logo is copyrighted like Sister Wives’ logo. Their iconic “Swipe Left” app feature is also copyrighted and trademarked as well as their “Swipe Right” app feature.

What is intellectual property?

In the simplest terms, intellectual property is something someone made. This includes the aforementioned logos, services, and phrases. Copyrights and trademarks are ways to protect intellectual property. Another common way is with a patent, which is used for inventions.

Trademark infringement

This violation is straightforward — it’s when an individual or business wrongfully uses a trademark without the licensee’s permission. If another poly dating app sold sweatshirts using the Sister Wives logo without our knowledge, it would be trademark infringement. Another example is if someone used our Sister Wives logo but instead of a pink heart, they used a red one. You’ll find that trademark infringement happens most in knockoff apparel and goods.

So what?

Like learning how to identify fake dating profiles online, learning how to weed out fake companies can only be beneficial. Deceptive companies who use trademarked services and logos can steal your information or scam you out of your purchases. Poly dating apps and services are just an example of where intellectual property know-how comes in handy. If you’re interested, you can take a look at Sister Wives’ terms of use for our copyright and user agreement specifications.

Published By: Christopher Alesich 

Matchmakers Inc:

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