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Louboutin Wins! Red Sole Shoe Protected by Trade Marks!!

French Designer, Christian Louboutin has been successful in his battle against iconic luxury fashion house Yves Saint Laurent.  A New York Federal Court of Appeals recognised that Louboutin’s trade mark signature red soles is valid and enforceable against other traders using the colour on soles.

The decision has caused much controversy in the fashion industry with many taking the view that “no designer should be able to monopolise a colour in fashion”.

The Court of Appeal ruled that whilst YSL’s red footwear outsoles infringed Louboutin’s trade mark for red soles, YSL’s monochromatic red shoes do not infringe Louboutin’s trade mark rights. More…

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