NEW YORK — Peter Boneparth, chief executive officer and president of Jones Apparel Group, said Thursday he doesn’t know when the firm’s licensing disagreement with Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. will be resolved.

The Ralph Lauren-Jones relationship became strained when the termination date of the Lauren by Ralph Lauren license, which Jones holds, came into question last month, when Jones failed to meet minimum royalty payments required in its Ralph by Ralph Lauren agreement. The Lauren line is a better-priced sportswear offering, while Ralph is aimed at the junior market.

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