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Louboutin Wins Trademark Protection of Red Soles, Kind Of

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The Second Circuit has ruled that Christian Louboutin can trademark his famous red soles so long as they contrast with the rest of the shoe. This amounts to a partial win for Louboutin since the lawsuit had been based on Yves Saint Laurent’s intention of producing “monochrome” shoes, including an all red pair. Accordingly, YSL—and […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 13th, 2012 at 6:04 am

Louboutin Loses Bid to Protect Red Soles in France

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While Christian Louboutin’s battle over his red soles continues versus Yves Saint Laurent in the United States, on the other side of the pond, the shoe designer’s lawsuit against retailer Zara has been struck down by a French court. In France, Louboutin trademarked his red soles in 2008 and sued Zara last year for “counterfeiting […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 13th, 2012 at 11:29 am

Louboutin and YSL Battle Over the Color Red

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The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals recently heard arguments on high-end shoe designer Christian Louboutin’s injunction request to stop Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) from selling red-soled shoes, a Louboutin trademark. No really, a legally registered trademark. Louboutin registered the color Pantone-18 Chinese Red with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2008. Last year, […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

January 30th, 2012 at 10:48 am