For Release April 9, 2018 New York, NY – Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is
pleased to announce that on September 14, 2017, the Nanhai District People's Court
in Foshan in China's Guangdong province ruled against eight defendants from
Xinqun Clothing Factory for producing counterfeit Ralph Lauren branded products.
The defendants were convicted and given prison sentences ranging from six to 15
months, and criminal fines ranging from RMB 3,000 to RMB 100,000.
Ralph Lauren Corp. has worked for more than 50 years to build the Ralph
Lauren and Polo Ralph Lauren brands and this positive outcome is part of the
company's continuous efforts to combat counterfeit products, trademark
infringement, and other infringements that damage our brand and reputation,
undermine our intellectual property rights and business interests, and deceive
Chinese customers. The Nanhai District People's Court's judgement
sets a strong legal precedent for the protection of our intellectual property rights
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