Just a quick update from CanadaFashionLaw on what is happening north of the border in respect of the Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent. (This stems back to two previous articles on CanadaFashionLaw.)
At the outset on the Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent debacle, Christian Louboutin owned a US trade-mark registration for the red lacquered soled shoes. The Canadian trade-mark was pending. Although there was an opportunity for Yves Saint Laurent to go on the offensive via opposition proceedings, it chose (or neglected) to do so. As such, Christian Louboutin is now the proud owned of a Canadian trade-mark registration for red lacquered soled shoes. Why didn’t Yves Saint Laurent go on the offensive? We don’t know. But check out CanadaFashionLaw’s previous article that looked at business factors affecting multi-jurisdictional litigation.