2nd Circ. Won't Expand Louboutin Red Sole Mark In YSL Row

Law360, New York (March 8, 2013, 8:45 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Friday rejected Christian Louboutin SA's request that it alter an earlier ruling limiting the scope of Louboutin's trademark on red-soled shoes, closing the book on the designer's trademark dispute with rival Yves Saint Laurent SAS.

The appeals court ruled in September that Louboutin's trademark on red-soled shoes was valid and that YSL's entirely red shoes did not infringe. It also ordered the USPTO to modify the mark so that it covers only a red sole that contrasts with the upper portion of...
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