Yves Saint Laurent
Recently, Louboutin accused a Dutch retail store, Van Dalen Footwear, of infringing on its registered trademark of the red-soles shoes. But Van Dalen filed a counterclaim and Louboutin lost its trademark in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
French luxury fashion house Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) wants to end its dispute with Paris-based shoe designer Christian Louboutin and his company, Louboutin SA, once and for all.
Somewhere Joan Rivers and the rest of the fashion police are aghast. Louboutin SA has turned to the 2nd Circuit to stop Yves Saint Laurent America from selling red-soled shoes, which the designer claims violates its trademark.