March 7, 2013
In an article entitled “US Polo Can’t Sell Sunglasses With Ralph Lauren Marks” IP Law360 reported on the latest court ruling in a long-running trademark dispute in which Kelley Drye represents Polo Ralph Lauren USA Holdings Inc.
According to the article, “U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet granted Ralph Lauren’s motion to hold the United States Polo Association in contempt (for) violation of a 2012 injunction and 1984 order barring it from using a double-horseman logo similar to Ralph Lauren’s horse-and-rider logo on its merchandise. He awarded Ralph Lauren the USPA's profits from the sale of its sunglasses bearing the double-horseman mark for a period of 60 days following the ruling, saying Ralph Lauren had submitted “clear and convincing evidence” that the USPA had violated the injunction by using the marks on its eyewear.”
Recently a Second Circuit appellate court ruled in Polo Ralph Lauren’s favor in a trademark case against U.S. Polo Association involving fragrances.
The article mentions that Polo Ralph Lauren is represented by partners William R. Golden, John M. Callagy and Andrea L. Calvaruso.