We told you exclusively last month (even before WWD reported on it) that famed footwear design brand Christian Louboutin filed suit against Charles Jourdan Fashion Footwear and Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) for trademark infringement, stemming from the alleged sale of counterfeit Louboutins. According to Louboutin's complaint, the counterfeits 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 asked for $2 million for each infringed trademark, in addition to injunctive relief, interest and attorneys' fees. Well, the parties have settled in record time!
According to Louboutin's trusty counsel, Harley Lewin (who represented the footwear co. in its suit against YSL), the parties came to an “amicable resolution." The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed and probably won't be. No word yet on whether Louboutin settled its very similar suit against Alba Footwear.