I don't interpret this to mean that the RRL clothing division is owned by Ralph personally. It means he has the rights to use the trademarks for his own projects under the entity name Double RL company without it conflicting with the companies trademarks. I believe Double RL is also the company that owns his ranch, named Double RL, of course.
For any RL fans I suggest you read the book Genuine Authentic http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Authen.../0060199040and
you will have much better insight into what makes money and what looses money for Polo Ralph Lauren. A lot of things are done for image and loose money, especially the Madison Avenue store. But he makes a lot of $$$ at outlets , where Polo typically pays no rent as an anchor tenant and with things like polos and khakis where they have excellent margins.
Originally Posted by zippyh
From the SEC filing
Mr. Ralph Lauren has the royalty-free right to use as trademarks "Ralph Lauren," "Double RL" and "RRL" in perpetuity in connection with, among other things, beef and living animals. The trademarks "Double RL" and "RRL" are currently used by the Double RL Company, an entity wholly owned by Mr. Lauren. In addition, Mr. Lauren has the right to engage in personal projects involving film or theatrical productions (not including or relating to our business) through RRL Productions, Inc., a company wholly owned by Mr. Lauren. Any activity by these companies has no impact on us.