USPTO Rebuffs Louboutin Bid To Broaden Red Sole Mark

Law360, New York (January 18, 2013, 5:51 PM ET) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday rejected Christian Louboutin SA's proposed modification to its trademark on red-soled shoes, as the designer continues to spar with rival Yves Saint Laurent SAS over the impact of a Second Circuit ruling upholding Louboutin's trademark.

While finding in September that Louboutin's trademark on red-soled shoes was valid and that YSL's entirely red shoes did not infringe, the Second Circuit ordered the USPTO to modify the mark so that it covers only a red sole that contrasts with the...
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