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Yves Saint Laurent Dismissed Counterclaims Against Christian Louboutin

post Wednesday October 24, 2012

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Yves Saint Laurent SAS (YSL) dismissed its counterclaims in Christian Louboutin’s trademark lawsuit over its signature red-soled shoes.

Louboutin sued YSL last year after YSL announced the introduction of a new line of “monochrome” women’s shoes. The court made a ruling that Louboutin is entitled to trademark protection over his red soles; however other companies may continue to sell shoes with a red sole as long as the entire shoe is red. The final judgment was in favor of YSL that its monochrome shoes do not infringe Louboutn’s trademark rights.

YSL responded to the claim by filing counterclaims requesting the cancellation of Louboutin’s U.S. trademark registration, tortious interference and unfair competition.

YSL dismissed the counterclaims and stated in a press release that “now that the Court of Appeals has definitively ruled for Yves Saint Laurent and has dismissed Christian Louboutin’s claims, Yves Saint Laurent has decided to end what was left of the litigation and refocus its energies on its business and its creative designs. By dismissing the case now, Yves Saint Laurent also wishes to ensure that “the Court will not make any further rulings that put at risk the ability of fashion designers to trademark color in appropriate cases.”

Sources: losangelestrademarkattorney fashionista

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