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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...