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Second Circuit holds that Christian Louboutin’s use of a red sole on women’s footwear is eligible for trademark protection *

USA - September 5 2012
On September 5, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an important decision in Christian Louboutin S.A. v. Yves Saint Laurent America, Inc., No. 11-3303-cv (2d Cir. Sep. 5, 2012), holding that a single color may serve as a legally protected trademark in the fashion industry and, in particular, as the mark for a particular style of high fashion women’s footwear.

Co-authors: Jay Cohen, Darren W. Johnson, Lynn B. Bayard, Lewis R. Clayton .


Second Circuit clarifies the scope of safe harbor protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act *

USA - April 5 2012
On April 5, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an important decision clarifying the contours of the “safe harbor” provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that limits the liability of online service providers for copyright infringement that occurs “by reason of the storage at the direction of a user of material that resides on a system or network controlled or operated by or for the service provider.”

Co-authors: Jay Cohen, Lynn B. Bayard, Lewis R. Clayton .