Louboutin Sues Charles Jourdan Over Red-Sole Shoe Mark

Law360, New York (June 5, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT) -- French footwear designer Christian Louboutin continues to defend his trademark for red-soled women’s shoes, launching suit in New York federal court Tuesday alleging Charles Jourdan Fashion Footwear LLC infringed his trademark by selling counterfeit shoes bearing the red soles synonymous with Louboutin's high-priced footwear.

Louboutin alleges that Huntington Beach, Calif.-based Charles Jourdan has supplied to retailers in New York infringing and counterfeit versions of Louboutin’s shoes bearing the distinctive red soles under its own Charles Jourdan label, in violation of the Lanham Act.

“Defendants have knowingly...
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