The surprising decision comes almost a month after a court ruled that Monsieur Louboutin's red outsole trademark applies to all his designs, except for ones that are all red, which is how this whole thing started back in 2011.
Since YSL essentially got what they wanted and can continue to make their monochromatic shoes in peace, they're red-y to let all the other stuff go.
Attorney David Bernstein explained:
"Now that the Court of Appeals has definitively ruled for Yves Saint Laurent and has dismissed Christian Louboutin’s claims, Yves Saint Laurent has decided to end what was left of the litigation and refocus its energies on its business and its creative designs. By dismissing the case now, Yves Saint Laurent also wishes to ensure that the Court will not make any further rulings that put at risk the ability of fashion designers to trademark color in appropriate cases.”
Phew! We’re glad that’s over with! It also sounds like they’re supportive of trademarking things, like the soles of shoes.
Hmm, could they have a particular color in the works???
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