A New York federal court of appeals gave Christian Louboutin SA an early Fashion Week surprise today.
The court said Louboutin is entitled to trademark protection for its red-sole shoes, except when the shoe itself is red.
That distinction gives Louboutin the right to protect its red-sole shoe against Yves Saint Laurent SA, which it sued last year in New York federal court, claiming its rival violated the red-sole trademark that it obtained in 2008 when YSL sold an all-red pump. Subscription RequiredFor More
(Someone call the police, this is punctuation & font abuse! Oh and p.s. you’re a photographer, so unless your last name is Demarchelier or Testino, you should be asking to use your camera in the media riser) #JustSaying