Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Battle For The Red Sole:YSL drops 18-month lawsuit against Christian Louboutin

For all crazy shoe lovers, you must have heard of what I have chosen to call 'The Battle for the Red Sole' , Personally, I am not a shoe freak, just a Watchaholic (love my watches to bits!) but if there is one thing I do know, its this- Be it YSL or Louboutin, you see the red soles, you better doff your hat, they don't come cheap and not everyone has one in their closet (I know I don't)
Well, Mailonline reports that Yves Saint Laurent has dropped its lawsuit against Christian Louboutin, finally closing a drawn-out case over who owns red-soles, for good.
The most recent 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, a decision which lead YSL to cancel its six counterclaims against Louboutin.
In court documents filed Tuesday, YSL said it 'has decided that these claims are no longer worth pursuing... thus resolving what remains of this litigation and allowing the parties to close the book on this litigation and refocus their attention on their respective fashion creations.'
The case began in April 2011, when Christian Louboutin sued YSL for using red soles on the bottom of its red pumps.
Battle: The New York Court of Appeals ruled that the distinctive red soles of Christian Louboutin shoes are entitled to trademark protection
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