Not your typical Ralph Lauren suit

This summer, for the first time ever, Polo Ralph Lauren Company sponsored a US Polo Association team in the US, despite a rocky relationship...

This summer, for the first time ever, Polo Ralph Lauren Company sponsored a US Polo Association team in the US, despite a rocky relationship between the two organizations, The New York Times reports. For the past decade, the companies have sued each other over trademark violations, and the bickering continues in an ongoing case scheduled for October, in which Ralph Lauren is appealing the association’s right to use certain trademarks.

However, with deep pockets for litigation and a partnership that makes sense, Ralph is keeping his friends close and his enemies closer. The company, while sponsoring the US Open in Flushing, Queens for the third consecutive year, touts the design of the Black Watch polo team uniforms.

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