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Christian Louboutin Sues for Trademark Infringement - FREE DOWNLOAD/Complaint

Christian Louboutin filed suit on Monday in the Southern District of New York, claiming federal trademark infringement, trademark counterfeiting, trademark dilution, unfair competition and false designation of origin. The shoe company has also raised New York State and common law causes of action...

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...

Louboutin Blue over Red Sole Decision Favoring YSL

Reprinted with permission from Professor Susan Scafidi's Counterfeit Chic . Christian Louboutin has just suffered a slip in his previously surefooted journey to protect his trademarked red soles, in this case against the house of Yves Saint Laurent. In an effort to stanch the flow of red dye...

How Strong is Your Trademark? – The Red Shoe Sole Design Saga

On August 10, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York denied Christian Louboutin's motion to stop Yves Saint Laurent's ("YSL") use of red soles on their shoes, claiming infringement of its trademark. However, the Court denied that preliminary injunction...

Red Shoes Take a Licking but Keep on Ticking: Christian Louboutin Argues against Including Yves Saint Laurent's Exhibits in Record on Appeal

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...

UPDATE: Zooey Deschanel Accuses Steve Madden Ltd. of Reneging on Shoe Deal; Khol's Dept Stores Loses Summary Judgment Fight

UPDATE: On October 6th, Judge Abraham Khan denied Khol's Dept. Stores' motion for summary judgment . In denying the motion, Judge Khan noted: ... there are some triable issues of material fact, including (1) whether there was a meeting of minds on sufficient material terms, (2) whether any...

UPDATE: Red Shoes Made for Walking but Not Trademarking? Christian Louboutin Files Reply Brief in Christian Louboutin/Yves Saint Laurent Red Mark Lawsuit

UPDATE : On Tuesday, January 10 th , Christian Louboutin filed its reply brief, arguing that: I. the district court erred in: misconstruing the red outsole mark, ignoring the statutory presumption of validity, and ignoring the burden of proof; and misapplying the tests for functionality...

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP: Battle of the G's Rages On: Gucci's $124 Million Trademark and Trade Dress Infringement Lawsuit Against Guess? Withstands Summary Judgment

By Shannon King The multi-million dollar trademark and trade dress dispute between Italian fashion label Gucci and American designer Guess?, Inc. ("Guess?") marches on toward trial as Judge Shira Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York largely...