The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a jury verdict finding that the U.S. Polo Association did not infringe on a Ralph Lauren trademark. The appeals court also found that New York federal Judge George Daniels properly excluded from evidence the so-called "Ralph Rip-Off" document, which purported to show intent to use the Lauren mark unfairly. Each of the polo group logos at issue depicts a pair of mounted players known as the "double horsemen marks."
Polo Association Trademark Survives Ralph Lauren Lawsuit
New York Law Journal
March 6, 2008
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