In This Issue:
• The Last Chapter in the Louboutin Red Soled Shoe Story
• Applicants for U.S. Trademark Registrations Must Have a Bona Fide Intent to Use the Mark for All Listed Goods and Services
- Excerpt from The Last Chapter in the Louboutin Red Soled Shoe Story:
In what is likely the final ruling in the continuing story of Christian Louboutin’s fight to protect its red lacquer shoe soles, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Louboutin’s request that the Court amend its prior order to broaden the scope of Louboutin’s trademark protection.
In September, the appeals court ruled that Louboutin has trademark rights in its lacquered red sole on footwear but only if the red sole contrasts with the color of the remainder of the shoe. The court directed the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to make an appropriate limitation to Louboutin’s registration...
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