Wednesday, 17 October 2012

YSL drops 18-month lawsuit against Christian Louboutin!!

Yves Saint Laurent has dropped its lawsuit against Christian Louboutin, the case is finally closing , for good.The court decision satisfied the french fashion house, which allows YSL to make monochromatic red shoes, where both the soles and uppers are red.However Louboutin's 2008 trademark protection over the red sole alone will continue to be upheld.
The case began in April 2011, when Christian Louboutin sued YSL for using red soles on the bottom of its red pumps. Louboutin demanded $1million in damages, which was based on a trademark granted to Louboutin in 2008 for red soles. The case was subsequently referred to the appeals court after a New York district judge ruled that Louboutin had exclusive rights to red soles, but dismissed claims that YSL's all-red shoes were an infringement of Louboutin's trademark.

YSL as filed a request to drop the rest of its counterclaims without prejudice against Christian Louboutin, according to a brief issued by YSL's lawyer, David Bernstein.
'Without prejudice means we have the right to re-file claims to cancel the trademark if Louboutin challenges us again with respect to our designs,' he told WWD. Drama Drama Drama lol!! Kisses xxx

 The New York Court of Appeals ruled that the distinctive red soles of Christian Louboutin shoes are entitled to trademark protection
  YSL say they are 'extremely satisfied' that they can continue to produce 'monochrome' versions of their Tribtoo platform pumps

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