An Attack On The Red Sole Copy Cats

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Christian Louboutin has been granted the right to protect his red sole trademark, by the New York Federal Appeals Court.

In August 2011, Federal judge, Victor Marrero stated in his ruling that 'Louboutin is unlikely to be able to prove that its red outsole brand is entitled to trademark protection'.

The trademark approval will come as a great relief to Mr Louboutin, due to the dispute with Yves Saint Laurent over a pair of 'copycat' red soled shoes, from their label's 2011 Resort collection.

This ruling may not affect the Yves Saint Laurent sales directly, however the ruling will send a subtle warning to any brands wanting to sell red soled shoes.

In all fairness I have to agree with Mr Louboutin, the red soles need to have their own trademark. Nobody likes a copy cat.

We salute you Mr Loubotuin.



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