Is This the End of the Red-Soled Shoe Trademark Story?

by T+B Blog Team on October 18, 2012

A story that has been followed on this blog for what seems like years (and is!) has been the trademark case of Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent over red-soled shoes. There’s a new development following the September appeals court ruling that affirmed the lower court’s denial of the injunction against Yves Saint Laurent and sent the case back to the trial judge.’s Footwear News reported that Saint Laurent is canceling its counterclaims against Louboutin — meaning the case could officially be over within one week.

In court documents, YSL said: “these claims are no longer worth pursuing … thus resolving what remains of this litigation and allowing the parties to close the book on this litigation and refocus their attention on their respective fashion creations.” Louboutin’s statement said the company was “pleased to receive the news of the dismissal announcement by Yves Saint Laurent.”

And so it goes … we’re sure we’ll find many more color-related trademark stories to tell you about.

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