POLO HIT WITH LAWSUIT
NEW YORK — The polo players are headed back to court.
The U.S. Polo Association Inc. on Thursday filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court alleging 11 claims against PRL USA Holdings Inc., an affiliate of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp., for trademark dilution, defamation and interference of business relations. The lawsuit seeks $50 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages.
Les Fagen of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, who represents the design house, said, “It is our view that this filing, which is repetitive of the case already pending, shows that the Association will resort to any litigation tactic to attempt to distract attention from the confusion we believe their products are causing for Polo Ralph Lauren consumers.”