Trademark Review October 2012

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In This Issue

• Louboutin Can’t Stop Sales of All Red-Soled

Shoes

• DirecTV Is Granted a Registration for N3D

• No Two Lip Prints Are the Same?

Louboutin Can’t Stop Sales of All Red-Soled Shoes

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Christian Louboutin has trademark rights in its “lacquered red sole on footwear”

(the “Red Sole mark”) for women’s high fashion designer footwear, but that Yves Saint Laurent (“YSL”) did not infringe by selling its

entirely red women’s shoes. read more below

DirecTV Is Granted a Registration for N3D

DirecTV’s 6 applications to register N3D for broadcasting, transmission and programming services that include content with 3-D

visuals were rejected by the Examining Attorney at the Patent and Trademark Office on the basis that the mark is merely descriptive

of the services.

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