Louboutin Takes Red Sole Mark Battle To 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (August 15, 2011, 5:37 PM EDT) -- Christian Louboutin SA marched its red-soled shoe trademark to the Second Circuit on Friday, renewing its bid to bar rival Yves Saint Laurent America Inc. from selling similarly shod heels amid a dispute over whether one designer can monopolize a particular hue.

The French footwear designed filed a notice that it would appeal a New York federal judge's recent ruling denying Louboutin's preliminary injunction case and threatening to cancel the 2008 trademark.

Louboutin plans to challenge the judge's conclusion that the trademark was invalid as a...
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