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Polo Ralph Lauren vs US Polo Assn

Following the thread on the Kitmeout forum: Polo Ralph Lauren vs US Polo Assn, we thought it might be interesting to take a butchers at the fashion conflict.

A BATTLE GOING BACK TO 1984

The battle over the polo player trademarks began around 1984, the appeals court noted, when the Manhattan federal court enjoined the polo association from using its names or marks in a way that was likely to cause confusion with Ralph Lauren marks.

That 1984 order did, however, allow the association to use a mounted polo player in its retail goods as long as it did not cause confusion.

More than two decades later, the parties met again at a trial. A Manhattan federal jury in 2006 found that the polo association’s use of a solid version of its double horseman mark, without text, infringed Ralph Lauren’s mark. But the jury said there would not be infringement so long as the letters “U.S.P.A.” accompanied the mark or the double horsemen was just an outline.

That judgment was upheld in 2008 by the 2nd Circuit.

In the fragrance case, the Polo Association had argued that the 2006 jury finding should prevent the court from finding similarity, bad faith or confusion if the association used an outlined double horsemen logo with U.S.P.A. or other similar descriptions.

Rugby Ralph Lauren and Pashley Limited Edition Bike

Rugby Ralph Lauren and Pashley Limited Edition Bike

Pashley Cycles is England’s longest established bicycle manufacturer. Founded in 1926 and based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Pashley’s dedicated team has custom-designed and hand-built 50 limited edition bicycles to commemorate the Rugby Ralph Lauren Tweed Run.

Polo Ralph Lauren Olympic 2010 Uniforms

Polo Ralph Lauren Olympic Uniforms
Polo Ralph Lauren Unveils The Official Opening Ceremony Parade Uniform For The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Polo Ralph Lauren celebrates the commencement of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver with an unveiling of the official U.S. Opening Ceremony Parade Uniforms to be worn on February 12, 2010. As the proud outfitter of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, the Company has designed the Official Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony Parade Uniforms as well as a unique collection of village wear apparel and accessories.

“It is a proud moment for us to watch these esteemed athletes as they walk out onto a global stage representing America in front of billions of people worldwide,” said David Lauren, Senior Vice President of Advertising, Marketing and Corporate Communications.

The Opening Ceremony Parade Uniform for both men and women are vintage-inspired and modern in design with a functional cotton fleece pant, a navy and red down jacket, a classic cable turtleneck, and a traditional wool hat adorned with American flag adding a distinct feel of patriotic spirit.

“Polo Ralph Lauren has outfitted the team with a timeless look – one that fellow Americans will be proud to wear,” said Lisa Baird, USOC Chief Marketing Officer. “They truly understand the honor bestowed upon Team USA athletes who will represent our nation at the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

The 2010 U.S. Olympic Team Collection consists of authentic sporting apparel which embodies the spirit of American athleticism and sportsmanship. Celebrating the rich history of the Olympic Winter Games with a nod to the Lake Placid Games of 1932, the clothing will showcase a classic Americana and patriotic palette of red, white and blue.

The U.S. Olympic Collection for men, women and children will be available for sale in Polo Ralph Lauren retail stores, Ralphlauren.com, and exclusively at select department stores in the U.S. and Canada.

This announcement reinforces Polo Ralph Lauren’s leadership in major sporting initiatives. In addition to the Company’s involvement with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, the company serves as the Official Apparel Sponsor for both Wimbledon and the U.S. Tennis Open. Polo Ralph Lauren currently also sponsors an elite roster of professional golfers, as well as the Blackwatch Polo Team.

Polo Ralph Lauren Apres Ski

Polo Ralph Lauren Apres Ski
RALPH’S APRES-SKI: Polo Ralph Lauren is taking to the slopes over the holidays. On Monday, the label will host a cocktail party at its Gstaad, Switzerland, store, followed by a dinner for 50 guests at The Palace hotel there. And in the new year, the label will fete its new St. Moritz store on the Via Serlas, with a party at the boutique on Jan. 2. Tyler Brûlé, editor in chief and chairman of Monocle magazine, will host the party at the store, the design of which is based on the aesthetic of classic cars mixed with contemporary elements. The store’s decor features tumbled French limestone floors, white lacquer fittings and a teak ceiling. And appropriately for its Swiss location, the store will house the first stand-alone Ralph Lauren watch boutique, along with a full selection of Ralph Lauren Collection and Black Label ready-to-wear for women and Purple Label and Black Label for men. WWD.

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Polo Ralph Lauren, Greenwich Avenue

<br /> Ralph Lauren Ladieswear, Polo Ralph Lauren, Greenwich Avenue
Ralph Lauren is opening a nearly 19,000-square-foot store on Greenwich Avenue with all the ingredients increasingly emblematic of the designer’s retail network. The store is housed inside a newly built structure with an imposing Beaux-Arts limestone facade, large arched windows and balconies; the residential-like interior has several smaller rooms and a grand staircase, and there is a noticeable spotlight on women’s apparel and accessories.

“The Greenwich store represents our progression in a couple of different spheres,” Charles Fagan, Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.’s executive vice president of global retail brand development, explained during an exclusive walk-through of the space on Wednesday. “It dovetails what Ralph and Roger [Farah, Polo’s president and chief operating officer] have been talking about a lot in the last several years, which is our strategic mission of being direct-to-consumer, our focus on accessories, and the focus on international.

“It also represents a balancing of men’s and women’s,” he added. “This continues to balance the retail portfolio with more of an emphasis on women’s and accessories.”

“As we continue to expand our presence globally, Ralph approaches every new development as a long-term investment and creates environments that have relevance and longevity in each community,” Fagan said.

The men’s area can be accessed through a separate entrance and has an equestrian feel, with such features as a beamed ceiling and carriage lanterns. The line focuses on a more casual assortment. “Ralph really felt bullish about the women’s opportunity and the scale of the women’s opportunity,” he added. “We made the primary investment in women’s but the assortment in men’s really speaks to the guy who is here, short of dressing him for business. These are clothes to wear on the weekend or outdoors, with sweaters and great sport shirts.” Marc Karimzadeh
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Prince Harry into Polo – Ralph Lauren?

Prince Harry into Polo - Ralph Lauren?Is Polo the new sport of the fashion elite?

Said Marc Jacobs of the sport: “All I know about polo is it’s a little logo on Ralph Lauren’s brand of clothing.” Jacobs who with his fiancé Lorenzo Martone, was one of the first to arrive on Governors Island Saturday for Veuve Clicquot’s second annual Manhattan Polo Classic.

Someone who knew more about the sport was HRH Prince Harry of Wales, who led a team in honor of his charity, Sentebale, in a match against Argentine pro Nacho Figueras and his squad, Black Watch. But even the royal was rusty. “I’ve only played polo once this year, so I’ll probably fall off,” he joked.

After a light lunch and lots of Veuve, Aby and Samantha Rosen, Alberto Mugrabi, Peter Brant, Alek Wek, Kelly Klein, LL Cool J, Donna Karan and Chloë Sevigny turned their attention toward the pitch.

“I’ve never been to [an official] polo game,” said Kate Hudson on the sidelines. “Although in Colorado, where I grew up, our neighbors had a big ranch and there were polo matches going on there all the time.”

In the final seconds of the game, HRH Harry saved the day. He won the match and the hearts of New Yorkers. As Cornelia Guest put it, “The prince is charming.”