Update on the Red Shoes Controversy: Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent

Christian Louboutin SA et al v. Yves Saint Laurent America, Inc et al., 1:11cv2381 (NYSD April 7, 2011) In April, Christian Louboutin sued Yves Saint-Laurent for trademark infringement, claiming that Yves Saint-Laurent's line of shoes infringed Louboutin's distinctive red soles. As stated...

Update: Letter Briefs Filed in the Red Shoes Controversy: Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent

Christian Louboutin SA et al v. Yves Saint Laurent America, Inc et al., 1:11cv2381 (NYSD April 7, 2011) In a July 27 th telephone conference, the court invited both parties to summarize (by letter) any additional positions to be taken into account. In a letter to Judge Marrero ( view the entire...

Kenyon & Kenyon LLP: The War of the Rose Colored Shoes

By Michelle Mancino Marsh and Natasha Sardesai Grant On August 10, 2011, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied a motion for preliminary injunction brought by Christian Louboutin and his design house ("Louboutin") in a high-profile trademark litigation...

Tripping on the Red Carpet? Color Trademarks and the Fashion Industry in Loubotin v. Yves Saint Laurent

Christian Louboutin's gravity-defying high-heeled shoes are beloved by glamorous female celebrities. Their shiny red lacquered soles are well-known to casual celebrity-watchers and followers of fashion. The controversy began when Yves Saint Laurent started selling shoes that were entirely one color...

Louboutin Continues to See Red and Tiffany is Blue in the Face

By Ashlee Froese of Keyser Mason Ball LLP Any fashionista worth her Prada knows that Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent have turned New York courtrooms into their stomping ground over their right to use red bottom soled shoes. CanadaFashionLaw has been covering this case with interest...

Tiffany Throwing Rocks

By Ashlee Froese of Keyser Mason Ball LLP Christian Louboutin, Yves Saint Laurent and Tiffany, oh my! This well-dressed litigation is becoming increasingly more complex. ( CanadaFashionLaw has been following this case extensively - click here for a full rundown). In lending a well-jeweled hand...

Trade-marks Heavy Hitter Comes Out Swinging for Christian Louboutin

By Ashlee Froese of Keyser Mason Ball LLP Not only has Tiffany thrown in its hat into the Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent show down, a trade-marks law international heavy hitter is also tossing its hat into the ring. That's right: INTA has also filed an amicus brief supporting...

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP: Fashion Designers: Legally Naked?

With New York's Fashion Week upon us, the time is appropriate to examine the intellectual property protections available to some of the most prominent artists in popular culture: fashion designers. No one would seriously question the great artistic talents of many designers. Their imaginative, inventive...

The Other Shoe Drops

By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP Zut alors! Christian Louboutin is not having a good year with the judicial system and must be seeing red! CanadaFashionLaw has extensively covered Christian Louboutin's dispute with Yves Saint Laurent in the US, with respect to YSL's use of the...

Breaking News Fashion Law: 2nd Circuit Delivers Opinion on Color Trademarks in Louboutin/Saint Laurent Red Shoes Case

Yesterday, the 2nd Circuit un-muddied the waters concerning fashion and color trademarks and closed another chapter in the red sole dispute between Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent. For a detailed overview of this breaking development, read Law360's, 2nd Circ. Ensures Color's...

What Professionals Are Proclaiming about the Recent Louboutin vs. Saint Laurent Red Sole Trademark Decision

Louboutin vs. Saint Laurent reached its trademark apex a few weeks ago. That's made red shoes the talk of the town: Forbes notes that Louboutin's shoe monopoly isn't just about color; it's also about celebrities . Color monopolization might be the fashion future, as noted...

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz: Appeals Court Rules that Christian Louboutin Has Trademark Rights in its Red Outsoles

As fashion week begins in New York, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an important ruling [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] that may help fashion creators in their efforts to obtain intellectual property protection for fashion design. The appeals court held that...

Louboutin v. YSL Forced to Agree to Disagree

By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP The fashion law community has been carefully watching Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent battle over red-soled shoes. CanadaFashionLaw has kept its readers in the know every step of the way. We're pleased to provide a summary on the much anticipated...

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLPS: Second Circuit Digs Its Heels Into Louboutin Dispute; Finds "Red Sole" Trademark Protectable, But Limited in Scope

By Tyler Baker and Ted Max On September 5, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its long-awaited and highly anticipated decision in Christian Louboutin S.A. v. Yves Saint Laurent Am. Holding, Inc . , Docket No. 11-3303-cv. The Second Circuit reversed the lower court...

End of the Road for Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent

By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP It appears that fashion's most infamous case has finally come to a close. If you want to read up on the Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent case, you'll find a full summary here . Both parties seemingly came away from the Appeal decision satisfied...