Trademark Panel Hands Ralph Lauren The Win In 'Polo' Row

Law360, New York (October 29, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT) -- A federal trademark appeals board has sided with Ralph Lauren Corp. in two parallel cases, denying a pair of trademark registrations involving “Polo” on the grounds that the applicant had no real intent to use them.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on Oct. 17 sustained an examiner's dual decisions that an applicant named Rich C. Young lacked bona fide intent to use either “Irish Polo Club USA” or “The Polo Club of America.

The board said Young lacked the capacity...
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