The Fashion Law Exclusive - It looks like footwear design brand, Christian Louboutin, is on a mission to police its very valid red-sole trademark. You may recall that the Paris-based design house filed a trademark infringement suit last week against Alba Footwear.
Well, this week the footwear designer (via his trusty attorney Harley Lewin, who represented Louboutin in its battle against Yves Saint Laurent) has filed suit against another group of defendants, including Charles Jourdan Fashion Footwear for trademark infringement. The lawsuit, which was filed in the Southern District of New York, stems from the alleged sale of counterfeit Christian Louboutin shoes, and Louboutin isn't playing around.
According to Louboutin's complaint, the counterfeit shoes were allegedly sold on the website of DSW, and at stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and that “Defendants were and are aware that the counterfeit products they sell are not genuine Louboutin products." As such, the design house is asking for $2 million for each infringed trademark, in addition to injunctive relief, interest and attorneys' fees.