Christian Louboutin Sarl won trademark protection for its women’s shoes with red soles and different colored tops while an appeals court also ruled the company can’t trademark a design that is simply all red.
Yves Saint Laurent SAS, following an appeals court ruling in September that it has the legal right to sell monochromatic women’s shoes with red soles, asked a federal judge to dismiss counterclaims it filed against Christian Louboutin Sarl.
Apple Inc. should be allowed to intervene in a patent-infringement lawsuit against developers of iPhone applications, according to a court filing by Electronic Arts Inc. and ‘Angry Birds’ maker Rovio Entertainment Oy.
Christian Louboutin SA, the designer of expensive red-sole women’s shoes popularized by characters on “Sex and the City,” will know soon whether Yves Saint Laurent America Inc. must stop sales of its red-soled footwear until the resolution of a trademark lawsuit, a judge said.
Christian Louboutin, the French shoemaker that counts Angelina Jolie among its customers, plans to open stores in China and India as rising incomes buoy luxury spending in Asia’s two fastest-growing major economies.