2nd Circ. Backs Ralph Lauren Win In US Polo Fragrance Feud

Law360, New York (February 11, 2013, 5:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. Polo Association cannot market fragrances branded with a logo similar to Polo Ralph Lauren Holdings Inc.'s famous mark, the Second Circuit ruled Monday, saying that USPA's right to sell polo-branded clothes didn't extend to cologne.

A three-judge appeals panel upheld a lower court's ruling that USPA's double-horseman logo was too similar to Ralph Lauren's horse-and-rider mark when used on cologne. USPA, which negotiated the right to use its double-horseman on clothes, had argued that clothes and fragrances were similar enough that its rights should...
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