February 12, 2013
The Litigation Daily from The American Lawyer led its Tuesday, February 12th edition with the headline “Kelley Drye Scores for Ralph Lauren in Polo IP War”. The article discusses the latest appellate decision in a long-running trademark dispute between PRL Holdings USA, Inc. and United States Polo Association, Inc. over the use of the distinctive horse and rider mark. According to the article, “On Monday Ralph Lauren's lawyers at Kelley Drye & Warren scored a win in the latest skirmish over the company's trademark, persuading the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to rule that the U.S. Polo Association can't use its own polo player mark on fragrances and cosmetics.”
The ruling upheld a March 2012 trial court ruling in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Partner William R. Golden, Jr. argued the appeal for Polo Ralph Lauren before the 2nd Circuit panel. The team on the case includes partner John Callagy.