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Those Red Soles are Back in Court

By Sarah Robertson, Susan Progoff, and Fara Sunderji

Earlier this month, Christian Louboutin filed another lawsuit claiming infringement of its red soles. This time, the target is Charles Jourdan Fashion Footwear, which sells shoes to retailers such as DSW and Designer Shoe Warehouse. Citing to the now famous Second Circuit opinion, Christian Louboutin S.A.S v. Yves Saint Laurent America Holding, Inc., 696 F.3d 206 (2nd Cir. 2012), the complaint declared that "The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit conclusively found that Plaintiffs' marks have achieved strong secondary meaning and are entitled to be protected against infringing uses when such use, as by Defendants herein, is of a Red Sole in contrast with the remaining parts of the shoe. Thus, this is the law of the case." Christian Louboutin S.A.S v. Charles Jourdan Fashion Footwear, LLC No. 13-CV-3776 (S.D.N.Y. June 4, 2013) (internal citations omitted). The parties reportedly settled the matter on July 15, 2013.

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