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Christian Louboutin wins trademark protection. Trademark serial No. 77141789 beats YSL

Christian Louboutin wins trademark protection for his lacquered red sole shoes! Also known as  Serial Number 77141789 in the trademark world. Decided by Judge Jose Cabranes in Manhattan federal court via a 31-page decision, the appellate judge reversed a lower court’s decision and ruled that Louboutin’s signature red soles were a “brand with worldwide recognition” that “qualifies for trademark protection” — except if the shoe itself is red.

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IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: women’s high fashion designer footwear. FIRST USE: 19920000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19920000

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Time Warner iPad App upsets Viacom

Time Warner Cable seeks a declaratory judgment (what is a DJ) to decide whether the Ipad or “smart televisions” are included as video display devices for subscribers to watch Viacom tv shows. Networks like BET, MTV and Comedy central are all subsidiaries of Viacom, and Time Warner Cable has an affiliate agreement with Viacom which allows them to broadcast those networks.  Viacom is ticked off that Time Warner Cable transmits MTV, BET, CMT shows to its subscribers through an Ipad. Viacom states that Ipads are not what was intended when they permitted Time …

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[11 Apr 2011 | One Comment ]
Christian Louboutin sues Yves Saint Laurent

Christian Louboutin recently filed suit (copy of complaint below) in federal court in Manhattan against Yves Saint Laurent over their use of red soled heels. Louboutin, claims Yves Saint Laurent is selling shoes with red soles that are “virtually identical” to its own. Louboutin is seeking an injunction against the sale of the shoes and damages of at least $1 million.
Most people know when they see a flash of red when a woman walks its a Louboutin shoe. Christian Louboutin’s red-soled shoes have been seen everywhere- from red carpets …

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