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

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 27th 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 Letter in Support), Louboutin addressed its request for a preliminary injunction:

In Yves Saint Laurent's response letter (view the entire Letter in Response and supporting Exhibits / Declaration), Yves Saint Laurent attacked the validity of Louboutin's trademark:

Of interest, Yves Saint Laurent included the following exhibit, which charts "Selected YSL Shoes With Red Soles" from 2004-2011. The chart includes a time line, examples/illustrations of various red "shade" shoes, and "Additional Facts" related to the litigation (Click the image for a larger view):

On Tuesday, Louboutin filed a Reply Letter (view the entire Letter in Reply). Louboutin objected to the Yves Saint Laurent Letter and requested that it be rejected. Louboutin asserted, in part:

Judge Marrero, in addressing Loubtin's Reply, agreed that Yves Saint Laurent's Letter contained some text and exhibits that went beyond the scope of the court's request and agreed to disregard the non-complying submissions. Judge Marrero's order states:

To view the motions pending before the court, click here

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