Back in April of last year, Louboutin asked the court to stop YSL from selling red shoes with red soles and filed a case against YSL for trademark infringement. A Manhattan court judge denied Louboutin’s request, prompting the company to appeal. In September, a federal court granted Louboutin trademark protection, except in situations where the entire shoe is red — which was exactly the case here.
YSL considered the ruling a “conclusive victory”, and filed a motion to dismiss counterclaims. Today, a Manhattan federal district court finally put the kabosh on the whole lawsuit and confirmed that Louboutin has no more claims against YSL and red-soled shoes.