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One of the main counterclaims from YSL was the cancellation of Louboutin's red-sole trademark registration as they considered it too broad.
But after Louboutin was requested during litigation to specify a Pantone color for their red-soles (Pantone 187C) and that the Court found that monochromatic shoes (including red ones) were allowed and did not violated Louboutin's trademarks rights, YSL concluded that their counterclaims were now irrelevant, said David Bernstein, YSL's attorney, to NYMAG.
Bernstein has called last month's decision from the Court of Appeals "conclusive" and stated that:
“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.”More about the Louboutin v. YSL case: