Ralph Lauren Prevails In Dispute Over Parody Polo Logo

Law360, New York (May 15, 2012, 7:18 PM EDT) -- A novelty T-shirt company's application for a logo showing a polo player falling off his horse is confusingly similar to the famous logo of Ralph Lauren Corp. and does not qualify as parody, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled Monday.

Thread Pit Inc. claimed that its proposed trademark was a parody the polo player logo used by the Polo Ralph Lauren label, as well as the "elite, luxury lifestyle" embodied by the sport of polo. The humor is based on seeing someone falling of a...
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