Tiffany Backs Louboutin In 2nd Circ. Red Sole IP Battle

Law360, New York (October 25, 2011, 2:13 PM EDT) -- Tiffany & Co. weighed in Monday on Christian Louboutin SA's trademark and unfair competition suit that aims to keep Yves Saint Laurent America Inc. from selling red-soled shoes, urging the Second Circuit to reject a blanket ban on color marks in the fashion industry.

The jeweler, whose blue box packaging is trademarked, filed an amicus brief in support of Louboutin's efforts to challenge a New York federal judge's conclusion that the shoemaker's trademark for red-soled shoes is invalid as a matter of law because colors are...
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