UPDATE: On August 30th, Saint-Laurent filed a redacted version of its August 1st letter brief. The redacted version can be viewed here. The original version can be viewed here.
In April, Christian Louboutin sued Yves Saint-Laurent for
trademark infringement, claiming that Saint-Laurent's line of shoes
infringed Louboutin's distinctive red soles. On August 10th, Judge Marrero
disposed of Louboutin's motion for a preliminary injunction and, in doing so,
set the stage for the cancellation of Louboutin's red shoe mark.
Judge Marrero's denial notwithstanding, Louboutin marches
Last week, Louboutin filed a letter brief asking Judge
Marrero to redact certain exhibits offered by Saint-Laurent. Louboutin's
letter comes after the parties failed to reach an agreement about which
portions of Saint-Laurent's August 1st letter brief should be docketed and
included in the record on appeal.
Louboutin argues that several Saint-Laurent
exhibits are "not relevant to the issues on appeal." Of the challenged exhibits,
the most significant is "Exhibit 2," which pertains to Louboutin's trademark
registrations. Louboutin's letter reads:
View the entire letter brief filed in Christian Louboutin SA et al v. Yves Saint Laurent America, Inc et al., 1:11cv2381 (NYSD August 29, 2011)
Information related to this case:
Red Shoes Made for Walking but Not Trademarking? Decision
Jeopardizes Louboutin's Red Mark Lawsuit against Yves Saint Laurent
Update: Letter Briefs Filed in the Red Shoes Controversy:
Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent
Update on the Red Shoes Controversy: Christian Louboutin v.
Yves Saint Laurent
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