YSL Asks Judge To End Louboutin Red Sole IP Row

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 3:24 PM EDT) -- Yves Saint Laurent SAS on Tuesday sought to close the book on litigation involving Christian Louboutin SA, asking a New York federal judge to dismiss counterclaims against the rival French fashion brand after the Second Circuit ruled YSL's monochromatic red-soled shoes did not infringe Louboutin trademarks.

YSL said it wants to end the litigation and “refocus its energies on its business and creative designs.” Louboutin fired the first shot in 2011, alleging in a lawsuit that YSL was trying to take advantage of the cachet associated...
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