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Appeals Court Restores Louboutin’s Red Sole Trademark

Round Two in the battle between two high couture fashion houses, Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent, goes to Louboutin as the Second Circuit (the federal appeals court that covers New York) reversed a lower court’s finding that Louboutin’s famous red sole could not constitute a trademark. Yves Saint Laurent had produced a line of […]

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NY Court Gives Louboutin Suit Over its Red Soles the Boot!

In a battle between two of the most recognized names in women’s fashion Louboutin and Yves St. Laurent, the first round goes to YSL as Judge Victor Marrero of NY’s Southern District refused to grant an injunction against YSL’s release of a red-soled shoe line. The case highlights the difficulty in obtaining protection over fashion […]