Red Alert: Louboutin Settles Suit with Charles Jourdan Footwear

In What's New, Industry News by Jeff Prine

Signature style: one of the latest pairs from Christian Louboutin featuring its trademarked red soles (Photo: Caroline Daily)

Signature style: one of the latest pairs from Christian Louboutin featuring its trademarked red soles (Photo: Caroline Daily)

New York—After seeing red over what Christian Louboutin alleged was a trademark infringement of its iconic red-soled shoes, the designer footwear brand “came to an amicable settlement” with Charles Jourdan Fashion Footwear LLC.

Louboutin had filed a lawsuit against Charles Jourdan in New York federal court, alleging that Jourdan copied its trademark design and sold counterfeit footwear at DSW stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Unlike the legal battle with Yves Saint Laurent, this case was settled privately without any further legal action.

Last year, a federal judge gave Louboutin a partial victory in its fight over all-red shoes (including the soles) from Yves Saint Laurent. In the ruling, Louboutin’s trademark on red soled shoes was upheld, but the court gave YSL the right to sell its all-red shoes.

Louboutin also recently filed another trademark infringement and counterfeiting suit against Alba Footwear LLC, seeking an injunction and $2 million in damages.

 

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