Ralph Lauren Polo and South African Polo are two different brands owned by two different companies and they are not afiliated to each other. The Ralph Luaren Polo is an international brand by an American designer and the South African Polo is locally owned by L.A. Group LTD.
Here’s the story……
The Ralph Luaren logo is a world famous trademark with a mounted polo player and horse but the mark has been registered in South Africa by the L.A. Group which defeated an atempt by Ralph Lauren to reclaim the mark in 1977 under the old law which recognized only geographical rights. Many South African consumers don’t know the difference between the two and they believe they are buying thefamous Ralph Luaren Polo brand.
Info from Smit & Van Wyk.