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Louboutin v YSL

  • Fashion and functionality: what happened at the red sole hearing

    January 25, 2012

    Shoe maker Christian Louboutin took his legal fight to save his red sole trade mark to a new level yesterday as judges in New York began hearing arguments in his dispute with rival designer Yves Saint Laurent

  • Professors side with YSL on red sole mark

    January 05, 2012

    Eleven law professors have denounced the way Louboutin and INTA have applied the doctrine of aesthetic functionality in Louboutin’s battle with Yves Saint Laurent over red-soled shoes

  • INTA: red sole ruling threatens trade mark law

    November 15, 2011

    The International Trademark Association argues that the Christian Louboutin v Yves Saint Laurent case “is vitally important to the development of trade mark law” in an amicus brief filed yesterday

  • Tiffany defends colour marks in Louboutin amicus

    October 28, 2011

    Louboutin’s fight for its red sole has found an interested party in Tiffany - another large brand owner that uses colour as a source identifier

  • Louboutin’s red sole safe pending appeal

    August 22, 2011

    Louboutin’s trade mark is safe for now, as an attempt to cancel the mark has been stayed pending the outcome of an appeal by the red sole shoemaker

  • Louboutin’s red sole succeeds in Europe

    August 12, 2011

    In the same week that Louboutin was denied a preliminary injunction in the US over its distinctive red sole, it has been revealed that the mark is registered in Europe

  • Louboutin will fight for red outsole

    August 11, 2011

    Luxury shoe brand Louboutin will appeal a New York judge’s decision that the high-fashion shoe company could not ban competitors from using its trade mark red outsole

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