Intellectual Property

Luxury Designer Red-Faced After Failing to Monopolize Shoe Color

Judge Rules Color Trademark 'Unlikely' To Be Proven Valid

, The Legal Intelligencer


Christian Louboutin, famed creator of well-heeled shoes for well-heeled women, is seeing scarlet since a Manhattan judge recently denied his motion for a preliminary injunction that sought to prevent fashion house Yves Saint Laurent from using the color red on the soles of the shoes in its 2011 "Cruise Collection." Christian Louboutin S.A. et al. v. Yves Saint Laurent America Inc. et al.

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