Ralph Lauren Wins Logo Suit Against Polo Group

Law360, New York (May 13, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Polo Association cannot use a horse-and-rider symbol similar to the logo of Polo Ralph Lauren Holdings Inc. or the word “polo” to market fragrances, a New York federal judge ruled Friday.

The USPA had argued that Ralph Lauren was attempting to monopolize the depiction of the sport of polo, but U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet denied the USPA's request for a declaratory judgment and granted a permanent injunction requested by L'Oreal USA Inc., which is Ralph Lauren's exclusive licensee for fragrances.

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