Fashion Designers Face Uncertainty After Louboutin V. YSL

Law360, New York (February 27, 2013, 12:32 PM EST) -- Lawyers, put down your stilettos. It appears the long-running trademark battle between stiletto designers Christian Louboutin and Yves St. Laurent may have finally come to an end. After receiving a directive from the Second Circuit to rewrite Louboutin’s trademark for red-soled footwear, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has narrowed the scope of Louboutin’s so-called red sole mark from a “lacquered red sole of footwear” to a “lacquered red outsole of footwear that contrasts with the color of the adjoining remaining portion of the shoe (known...
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