U.S. Polo Ass’n, Inc. v. PRL USA Holdings, Inc., Docket No.: 13-1038-cv(L)

Summary of Case- In this civil appeal, the appellants were seeking a reversal of a contempt judgment issued by United States District Court for the Southern District of New York arising out of a claim for trademark infringement. The Second Circuit notes that this is a dispute that has been ongoing for over thirty years which arises from the use of trademarks and the sport of polo. PRL USA Holdings, Inc. and L’Oreal USA, Inc. sought a contempt order for the use of certain polo logos on merchandise claiming that United States Polo Association and USPA Properties, Inc. violated a permanent injunction regarding the use of the trademarks. The appellants argued that the injunction did not enjoin all uses of the trademark and therefore the contempt judgment was in error. The Second Circuit agreed with the appellants, and vacated the contempt order.

Decision- The full decision issued by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals can be found here:

U.S. Polo Ass’n, Inc. v. PRL USA Holdings, Inc., Docket No.: 13-1038-cv(L)

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