February 14, 2013
The New York Law Journal reported on Kelley Drye’s recent appellate victory on behalf of Polo Ralph Lauren in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The article, entitled “Ralph Lauren Scores Win Over Use of Polo Trademark,” describes the trademark dispute between PRL USA Holdings, Inc. and United States Polo Association, Inc. The Second Circuit decision upheld a 2012 trial court ruling that enjoined USPA from using its polo player mark or the word “POLO” on fragrances and cosmetics, thus protecting Ralph Lauren’s “POLO” trademark.
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 M. Callagy.