In March 2011, Christian Louboutin sues Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) for creating shoes with red soles. Today, Louboutin can breathe easier because the court has won a lawsuit.
As quoted by the Daily Mail, a court in Manhattan, the U.S. said that the right to the protection Louboutin trademark red soles that have become his trademark over the years. The decision was made that the French shoe designer can sue the shoes with red soles for alleged patent infringement.
But the lawsuit does not apply to all parts of shoes red. For example, the top of the shoe matches the color red soles. This makes the exclusion can still produce shoes YSL Tribute pumps platform version of the ‘monochrome’.
This is good news for the fashion world that the part of the iconic brand has gained protection in this way. Many people around the world is watching this case closely because even though the decision is not applicable outside the United States technically, but the rest of Europe to follow the rules and this gives a clear message to the brand around the world, “said Simon Bennett of Fox Williams Fashion Law Group told the Telegraph.
Previously, Louboutin accused YSL shoes sell very similar to his trademark, red-soled shoes. Shoes are sold in the same place with his shoes in some posh boutiques in New York. Charges were filed in federal court Louboutin Manhattan. He asked for damages totaling more than U.S. $ 1 million for trademark infringement and imitates YSL shoes.
Mr. Louboutin is the first designer to develop the idea of the red-soled shoes for women. Idea because he wanted to create a ‘flash of red’ when a woman walking on the street or on the red carpet or other special event,” so the words are written on demand Louboutin to YSL, as reported by the Daily Mail.